Good Immigration Reform: Keep Obama In Africa

Update: Sister Sarah is fighting like a girl and going all kick-ass PUMA on the GOP. Today we get from Palin: If the House sells out on immigration too, it might be time to leave the GOP. Wowsa! You go girl!:

“Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. [snip]

Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. [snip]

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

As we write below, Barack Obama and his new D coalition which we call the “situation comedy” coalition because it mimics cheesy TV show demographics, abandoned the working class. Now some in the GOP want to get dump the working class too. Fight on Sista!

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“The only good liberal is a dead liberal” is increasingly accurate. It’s sad for us but it does seem that good liberals are dying, dead, possibly waiting for resurrection. Proof of this came yesterday as all Obama Dimocrats voted FOR the “immigration reform” bill that does not reform immigration but is instead a gift to those that want cheap labor.

The phony “immigration reform” bill is very like the “Affordable Care” Act, or ObamaCare. ObamaCare is neither affordable nor about healthcare. ObamaCare is a gift of taxpayer dollars to Big Insurance via the coercive power of government. ObamaCare has nothing to do with healthcare, it is all about health insurance – premium taxpayer dollars to Big Money special interests.

Good liberals, real progressives should oppose the “immigration reform” scam passed yesterday by the U.S. Senate. Why? Some liberals still have principles and stick by those principles instead of worshiping flim-flam con man Barack Obama:

“Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill It’s about low-wage American workers [snip]

The country I want for myself and future Americans is one that’s prosperous, cohesive, harmonious, wealthy in land and resources per capita, nurturing of its skilled citizens, and, most important, protective of its unskilled citizens, who deserve as much any other Americans to live in dignity. This bill threatens to put all of that out of reach, because it fails to control illegal immigration. The problem is not that it provides 11 million people eventual amnesty (I don’t object to that, in theory); the problem is that it sets in motion the next waves of millions.

High levels of low-skill immigration are good for wealthy Americans and bad for poor Americans.

That is not a fashionable concern, of course. Worrying about illegal immigration today is a lot like worrying about communists in government in 1950. It’s not that the problem isn’t legitimate or serious (there actually were, we now know, a lot of Moscow loyalists working for the U.S. government). It’s that expressing your concurrence links you to a lot of demagogues and bad actors.

Most of America’s college-educated elites are little affected by illegal immigration. In fact, it’s often a benefit to us in terms of childcare, household help, dinners out, and other staples of upper-middle-class life. Many therefore view the problem as akin, in severity, to marijuana use—common but benign, helpful to the immigrants and minimal in its effects on Americans or anyone else. I know, because it used to be my own view.”

If you are poor and white you are out of political fashion with the Obama Dimocratic party. The writer of the article came to view the importance of “low-skilled” workers during the SARS crisis of 2003 while he was in Hong Kong. He realized that the laborers in Hong Kong had a decent standard of living because the hundreds of millions of mainland Chinese could not cross the border and “take these lowly jobs for a fraction of the current wage.”

We all have compassion for those who are poor and live in nations not able to do more for these citizens. But compassion is a two way street and it is not a crime to believe that charity beings at home even as you feel compassion for those in other countries. Unfortunately the Obama Dimocratic Party does not care about the working class. Today’s liberals who tolerate or even like Barack Obama don’t know you can oppose allowing illegal immigration amnesty yet still be a compassionate conservative liberal:

“But if that was how I felt about protecting Hong Kong’s working class, why shouldn’t I feel that way about America’s?

Worldviews evolve slowly, of course. I read a lot research and studies. I familiarized myself with more of the literature: both immigration-skeptical work by people like Harvard’s George J. Borjas and Cornell’s Vernon Briggs and immigration-boosterish work by people like U.C. Berkeley’s David Card and U.C. Davis’s Giovanni Peri, to name a few. I read lots blogs and news stories. I started reporting on California and wrote articles that concerned immigration. I came to believe that the boosters had many more vulnerabilities and flaws in their arguments than the skeptics. I found the theories of people like UCLA’s Ruth Milkman—who posits, for example, that illegal immigration had little to do with the decline of wages and working conditions in Los Angeles’s trucking, garment, and janitorial industries because “de-unionization…provokes native-born workers to abandon no-longer-desirable jobs, at which point immigrants then fill the vacancies”—to be unpersuasive.

I also noticed that a lot of immigration-boosterish studies—most of them, I’d say—contain telling caveats that undermine their case. For instance, buried on page 20 in Appendix Two” of this pro-legalization report touted by the Center For American Progress—trumpeted in a press release with the headline “How Immigration Reform Would Help the Economy”—is an estimate that if half of the current unauthorized labor force were deported the wage of a low-skill U.S. worker would rise by $399 a year. By contrast, legalization would raise that worker’s wage by less than half that much—and that’s assuming no further illegal immigration.”

As with ObamaCare there are winners and losers. The great deception of the Obama Dimocratic Party is that they are on the side they give speeches against.:

“All in all, I became convinced that high levels of low-skill immigration are good for wealthy Americans and bad for poor Americans. Far more important, high levels of illegal immigration—when you start to get into the millions, as we have—undermines unions and labor standards, lowers wages, heightens social tensions, strains state budgets, widens income inequality, subverts the rule of law, and exacerbates class divides. The effects go far beyond wages, because few undocumented workers earn enough to cover anything close to the cost of government services (such as education for their children) they require, and those services are most important to low-income Americans. In short, it’s an immense blow to America’s working class and poor.

We’ve written about this all before. We’ve noted since 2008 that organizations allied with the Obama Dimocratic Party betray their own constituencies for the greater glory of Barack Obama. We have repeatedly asked why labor unions supported ObamaCare even though ObamaCare hurt labor unions. It took a while but now more and more labor unions are demanding that ObamaCare be repealed or drastically changed.

We do know that labor unions support the phony “immigration reform” because they think it benefits them as organizations interested in getting more power through larger membership dues paying peons – even as they know it screws their workers. The article published by the “liberal” The New Republic discusses Big Labor and Big Amnesty:

“Most labor unions support the current legislation, of course, but few of them seem to acknowledge the possibility of a mass influx of a future illegal workforce. In part, that’s because the SEIU and many other unions have thousands of undocumented members, and raising a fuss about enforcement or opposing the current bill would alienate their own members. It’s probably also that they believe, unrealistically, that the bill would be effective at controlling the border in the future.

And a lot of Democrats have also convinced themselves that even if there’s a wage loss to low-skilled workers, the massive new voting bloc of mostly left-leaning immigrants will ultimately help the little guy. But if millions of new Democratic voters oppose strict immigration control, then there will no Democratic support for meaningful immigration control. And generous social benefits cannot coexist with an open border. (Nor can a more egalitarian society.)”

Big Labor is betraying American workers in order to stem the loss of their power. “Good liberals” should care about the working class but these Obama Dimocrats cannot be trusted even as they yelp about a phony “compassion” that hurts the working class:

“I know that unauthorized immigrants are for the most part good, decent people. Deploring illegal immigration is not a condemnation of the immigrants themselves, anymore than deploring traffic is a condemnation of drivers. The rhetoric about hard workers trying to support their families is true, and in a perfect world we could invite everyone in without any tradeoffs. But the United States cannot take in millions upon millions of impoverished workers and hope to provide its own low-income citizens with lives of dignity or economic security.

Most of the enthusiastic endorsements I’ve read of the current Senate bill seem to assume that the problem of illegal immigration will be solved once the legislation is passed. (Chuck Schumer recently promised on the Senate floor, “illegal immigration will be a thing of the past,” a remarkable performance even by Schumer standards.) But the Congressional Budget Office projects no such thing. It sees only a 25 percent reduction in current levels.

That’s because, for all the ambitious measures listed on paper, the current bill grants near-immediate legalization in exchange for future enforcement. That deal is okay, except that failure to enforce the law in the future would not lead to loss of legal status. In fact, the only penalty I can detect in the bill is that failure to secure the border in five years would lead to the creation of a “Border Commission” with the power to—make recommendations.”

It’s not as if an error in judgement can be corrected in the future. The political reality is that an error now is deadly and not reversible:

“Now politicians also seem to have become frightened of potential new voters. Calls to enforce the law, they fear, have come to be seen as anti-immigrant or xenophobic. If that’s the state of affairs now, what is it likely to be when 11 million new beneficiaries of lax border enforcement and their families and descendants become voters? This is why the New York Times editorial page, back in 2000, when it was more cold-eyed on the subject, warned, “Illegal immigration of unskilled workers induced by another amnesty would make matters worse.”

Good liberals know charity begins at home:

“If I have a plea to my fellow liberals more broadly, it’s that they focus more of their empathy on fellow Americans being left behind. Because we increasingly live in bubbles, many of us are at best only abstractly aware of how cruelly circumstances of unskilled Americans have deteriorated over the past few decades. Even as these Americans have lost their well-paid manufacturing jobs, Washington has looked the other way while millions of low-skilled unauthorized immigrants have competed with them for low-skilled service jobs. The insouciance of privileged Americans toward the effects of this on life among less-privileged Americans is, in my view, a betrayal of citizenship.

If we are to have any hope of regaining any control over our own immigration policy—which is to say, our destiny as a nation—then we must ensure that everyone has an incentive to follow the laws on who gets to be here and who does not. Otherwise, we will shred the few remaining safety nets we have, and the dream of dignity for all American citizens will slip farther and farther, perhaps permanently, out of reach. No matter how magnificently Chuck Schumer claims the contrary.”

We’ll have to wait for dead liberals to resurrect because Obama Dimocrats are so corrupt there is almost zero chance any of them will help the working class. There is someone who has spoken up for the working class. It is Sarah Palin that defends American workers:

Palin: Immigration Bill Targets American Workers

On Sunday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin denounced the Senate’s immigration bill in an exclusive opinion piece for Breitbart News. One week before that, though, Palin laid out a promise and a warning to her own party in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. She said Americans do not deserve the exceptional country its founding fathers left them if they do not keep faith with the working class. And she said that that faith would be lost if the the Gang of Eight’s bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday, became law.

Her words are especially important as the immigration fight heads to the House, where Republican leaders have signaled they want “action” even if they do not take up the Senate bill.

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Palin said the voices of those in America’s working class “can reach millions of other patriots of all races, color, and creed who also value the dignity and opportunity of freedom.”

“They are the brave, having kept faith with everything we love about this land of the free,” Palin said. “And we will have no hope of reclaiming this country and we will deserve it even less if we fail to keep faith with them.”

Palin warned, “That is the message our leaders, especially those leaders in the GOP, need to understand...You do not marginalize, you do not discredit and dismiss everyday, average hard-working Americans.”

It is sad for us when it is Rush Limbaugh making the case liberals should make:

“Palin is leading the charge on immigration, but she is not alone. Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has unmasked the motives of those behind the immigration bill last week, denouncing the “big money” donors, consultants, and the crony capitalists who just want an unending supply of cheap labor and do not care about America’s working class.

“I think a number of elected Republicans are taking a look at their donors, and are listening to their consultants, and they are seeing that people that are donating big amounts of money to them want amnesty,” Limbaugh said, adding, “there is a growing phenomenon in this country of crony capitalism taking place.

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham said she could not imagine anyone who is for the working class voting for the “immigration reform” legislation. She said the bill’s consequences would be ugly for working class Americans.

Rosemary Jenks, a Harvard Law graduate who is the director of government relations at Numbers USA, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said it was “frightening” that the immigration bill would replace “American workers with a whole new foreign workforce” by granting more green cards in 10 years than the country has awarded in the last forty years.

She said the elite who live in gated communities and want an influx of cheap labor will never have to worry about their jobs, crime, or sending their kids to public schools because they “don’t have to live in the same world that we do and face the impact of immigration on a daily basis.”

Victor Davis Hanson echoed Jenks’s concerns in National Review, writing that “for ethnic activists, huge annual influxes of unassimilated minorities subvert the odious melting pot and mean continuance of their own self-appointed guardianship of salad-bowl multiculturalism.

“Meanwhile, the upper middle classes in coastal cocoons enjoy the aristocratic privileges of having plenty of cheap household help, while having enough wealth not to worry about the social costs of illegal immigration in terms of higher taxes or the problems in public education, law enforcement, and entitlements,” Hanson wrote. “No wonder our elites wink and nod at the supposed realities in the current immigration bill, while selling fantasies to the majority of skeptical Americans.”

This latest Obama scam is aided and abetted by 14 Republicans in the Senate. The full range of these deceits may be viewed in this video: Rubio’s closing argument on immigration reform:



There is no mention of lower wages for the working class. No mention of the damage that will be done to the nation’s poor. No mention of a race to the bottom for the working class.

We still do not believe that the “immigration reform” bill will become law. The latest polls showing Republican voters in Republican congressional districts very much against the bill and the procedures in the House that will be followed convince us even more that we are correct and the bill is doomed to death.

There is a good immigration reform bill that we could enthusiastically endorse. It’s different from the Greta Van Susteren immigration reform plan that cannot pass.

Our plan is a bill that keeps Barack Obama in Africa. Let him stay there. Let Obama stay in Africa, maybe even South Africa with his latest crony appointment. Nelson Mandela will soon be dead and no doubt Obama sees himself as more transformational and greater than Mandela. So let Obama take Mandela’s place and stay in South Africa.

But Obama will probably like the other countries he visited. They are poor countries with big palaces for their leaders. The guards around those palaces are dressed in so much braiding and epaulets and glitter and feathers and all around comic operetta costumes that Obama will love to be surrounded by these third world characters. Michelle will love the outfits too. It’s a win all around.

Let Obama stay in Africa with Michelle and his brood. Pass a law that makes it so. That’s immigration reform we can endorse.

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The Squealing Pig

Update: Before next month’s long Martha’s Vineyard Obama vacation Obama is taking another $100 million Obama vacation to Africa which starts today:

“In a move that can only fuel charges that his week-long trip to Africa is a de facto vacation, President Obama is taking his mother-in-law Marian Robinson and niece Leslie Robinson with him on Air Force One, which departed the United States this morning. Leslie is the daughter of First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother Craig.

Obama is already being accompanied by Mrs. Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia. [snip]

The Obamas have been criticized for the massive expense of the trip, which reportedly could reach up to $100 million. Obama was ridiculed when news surfaced that he had been contemplating a safari that would have required Secret Service agents to act as snipers in case animals tried to attack the first family.”

Obama is a boob in government and in everyday life. But in terms of self-advancement, looting taxpayers, days off for parties and golfing in between vacations – Barack is a genius.

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Has there every been such a boob???

A treacherous boob in a sea of scandals? It’s like pigs in a huge warehouse filled with slop. The pigs will eat-defecate-eat-defecate- and eat and eat until they explode. That’s the Barack Obama warehouse of horror.

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger knows Obama is a boob and mocks him with an NSA joke while in D.C. “I don’t think President Obama is here tonight… But I’m sure he’s listening in.” Expect an audit Mick.

Jay Leno knows Obama is a boob too:President Obama got some good news today. The IRS ruled he can write off the first half of his second term as a total loss.”



America brought so low by Barack Obama and leaders of other nations openly mock him. Consider, Obama and the lynch-Snowden-mob declare that Eddie Snowden is a Benedict Arnold that imperils the security of the nation and yet Obama does not have the respect of neither China nor Russia sufficient to extradite the great national threat. Quite the contrary.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin proudly displays for all the world to see his loathing and contempt for the boob in the scandal warehouse White House. Putin in multiple levels of meaning mocks, slaps, and bathes Barack Obama in guano:

“It is true that Snowden has arrived to Moscow, and it really came as a surprise for us. He arrived as a transit passenger, and didn’t need a visa, or any other documents. As a transit passenger he is entitled to buy a ticket and fly to wherever he wants.”

“We can only extradite any foreign citizens to such countries with which we have signed the appropriate international agreements on criminal extradition.” “Snowden is a free person. The sooner he chooses his final destination, the better it is for him and Russia.”

“Just like Snowden, he [Assange] considers himself a rights advocate and fights for sharing information. Ask yourself: should or should not people like these be extradited to be later put to jail?

In any case, I would like not to deal with such issues because it is like shearing a pig: there’s lots of squealing and little fleece.”



Has any American president ever been so insulted? It’s a pussy riot of laughs from powerful Putin. A proud and strong Russian President representing Russian interests insults Barack by lecturing on civil rights and freedom while at the same time effectively calling Barack Obama a “squealing pig”. The proud, powerful, and strong Russian President is hard to argue with. We certainly won’t try.

China and Russia are having a grand old time slapping Barack Obama’s puss openly and with glee. Michael Vick treated his poodles with greater respect.

On Syria, Snowden, and elsewhere, Putin is cleaning Obama’s Kookoo clock. It’s like the latest fashion trend – high school anal hazing.

There is a theory coming from some that Obama at this point really truly does not want to get Eddie back from wherever it is he roams. This theory holds that Obama rather not be embarrassed further and that as with Bin Laden and other terrorists Obama does not want the legal and political headaches a return home of Eddie Snowden would bring (what would Occupy Wall Street do? what would Hollyweird say? would the DailyKooks get upset?).

We think this theory protects Obama with the “three dimensional chess” defense that Obama supporters always use to defend something stupid Obama has done as a really smart thing that ordinary minds can’t grasp. It’s a form of Stockholm Syndrome. What these theorists fail to fathom is the depths of Obama’s boobery.

Paul Ryan, might be an amnesty supporter on immigration but on Eddie Snowden it appears Paul has his wits about him:

“Paul Ryan: Snowden Affair ‘Reveals an Administration That Seems More and More Incompetent

CHARLIE ROSE, HOST: I realize you’re a House Republican and therefore you’ve had your moments of opposition to the president. This is from Politico this morning: “Six months into his second term, Barack Obama’s presidency is in a dead zone.” Now does what’s happening with Edward Snowden even emphasize that as well?

CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN (R-WISCONSIN): It does because it just reveals an administration that seems more and more incompetent by the day. When you see scandals such as the IRS or intimidation such as the Department of Justice…

ROSE: What would you have done that the administration has not done with respect to Edward Snowden?

RYAN: Well, first of all, how is it that a 29-year-old contractor with one year at Booz Allen Hamilton can get this kind of security clearance, get this kind of access to this kind of intelligence, walk out with a thumb drive and give it to the world? I mean, how is it that our security clearances are so low that something like this can happen? That’s number one. Number two, once we’ve discovered that this person has stolen our secrets, has leaked them, you’d think we’d have a better job of following up with that in China and these other countries.

ROSE: Now they talk about consequences and that the relationship with China and Russia may change. What tools does the United States have and what would you recommend the president do to instill those consequences?

RYAN: Well, I don’t want a knee-jerk, but I would say that we have extradition treaties. We have relationships. We should use those relationships. And if we’re not able to convince our allies or other countries to actually help us with this, that doesn’t speak very well to how we’re being viewed in the world. That doesn’t speak very well to our credibility. And if we try to leverage our credibility and we’re not successful, that does not help our image whatsoever.



The Washington Post is perplexed that it’s hero has a “hands-off approach to extraditing Snowden” that is drawing “criticism”. Ya think?

It’s not just Republicans, world leaders, rock and roll icons, and comedians that have contempt for Barack Obama. Even Obama Dimocrats are willing to publicly insult Obama, as Obama fanszine Politico documents:

“Not yet six months into his second term, Barack Obama’s presidency is in a dead zone. [snip]

But in a damning appraisal, a wide variety of congressional Democrats and presidential scholars said in interviews that there is another decisive factor behind Obama’s current paralysis: his own failure to use the traditional tools of the presidency to exert his will.

Obama does not instill fear — one of the customary instruments of presidential power. Five years of experience, say lawmakers of both parties, have demonstrated that there is not a huge political or personal cost to be paid for crossing the president.

Barack Obama wants to be loved. Daddy the sperm donor couldn’t stand to be near Obama for more than ten minutes for his entire life. Mama dumped the fat little kid in grandma’s custody. So Obama is driven by a narcissistic need to be loved because Obama knows deep down that he is a pig that nobody wants. That has led him to a life of flim-flams designed to advance himself in the deluded hope that would lead to love. At first the predisposition is to like or tolerate Barack. But eventually, as night follows day, to know him is to loathe him:

Obama cannot count on friendship. There are plenty of politicians who would love the political and psychic benefits of favored status from the president. But Obama’s distant style and his insular West Wing operation have left congressional Democrats resigned, many said in interviews, to the reality that they will never be insiders and, therefore, have no special incentives to stay on Obama’s good side.

Obama is not buoyed by the power of ideas. When President Ronald Reagan hit a similar second-term dead zone, during the Iran-Contra scandal in 1986, he was still regarded by conservatives as the godfather of a historic movement. Obama, while retaining wide support among progressives, remains known for a personal brand rather than an ideological one — a status that has not helped much when he is looking for friends in a storm, such as the recent uproars over alleged politicization at the Internal Revenue Service and National Security Agency surveillance.

Finally, Obama is standing in a presidential pulpit that recently has proved to be the opposite of bully. So far in 2013, he has tried to harness public opinion to bring Congress to heel on both the budget sequestration and gun control debates. In both cases, Republicans — and in key instances, moderate Democrats — shrugged it off with apparent impunity. [snip]

But in interviews in recent days, numerous congressional Democrats in background and, significantly, on-the-record comments made plain their view that it is not simply the hostility of Republicans responsible for the languid state of Obama’s presidency. [snip]

In fact, some see him as politically ham-handed. Many House Democrats have lingering resentment over what they see as his subpar effort to help them keep the majority in 2010. Democrats who voted for the bulk of his agenda lost, and Obama was perceived as abandoning them while he saved his political capital for his own reelection bid in 2012.

“I think he could’ve done more to help those Democrats get reelected,” said Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who has served in Washington since the Ford presidency. “They walked out on a plank for him and his program, but there was a huge tidal wave of opposition, and I don’t think it could’ve been overcome.”

Obama Dimocrats bought a pig in a poke in 2008 and 2012. The pig is now squealing and so are they.

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Race War: Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision, Illegal Immigration ‘Reform’, Plus Pothead Barack Obama’s Pothead Son Trayvon Martin

Update II: Prepare for Obama race-baiting. This news is breaking: Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act. It’s a 5-4 decision in a case brought by Shelby County, Alabama. Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act declared unconstitutional!:

“Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, reauthorized by Congress in 2006, gives the federal government the ability to pre-emptively reject changes to election law in states and counties that have a history of discriminating against minority voters. The law covers nine states and portions of seven more, most of them in the South. The formula used to decide which states are subject to this special scrutiny (set out in Section 4 of the law) is based on decades-old voter turnout and registration data, the justices ruled, which is unfair to the states covered under it.

The Justice Department used Section 5 of the law to block voter ID laws in Texas and South Carolina last year, and it also struck down early voting restrictions in five counties in Florida. [snip]

Another argument against Section 4’s constitutionality was that it’s unclear whether minority voters in Southern states are more likely to face discrimination at the polls than they are in other states.”

This decision was expected since at least 2009. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion.

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Update: We wrote Deny It All You Want But Immigration Reform Is Dead back in April. Many dispute our contention and point to the Senate distraction and the Big Media myth making machine to discourage everyone into thinking that “immigration reform” is a done deal.

Today Fawn Johnson at National Journal writes Time’s Up. Immigration Won’t Pass This Year
:

“Plenty of effort will be devoted to reform over the next month, but it will die in August, just like last time.

Nothing less than a miracle will get major immigration legislation through Congress this year. [snip]

Indeed, the House might not kill the bill outright, but the GOP players are passing the ball around until the clock runs out.

What’s that clock look like? After senators get the bill done – probably in time to make their weekend barbeques — they have a weeklong July 4 break. And then they get to wait for colleagues on the other side of the Capitol who will have four weeks – four weeks – to deliberate before Congress takes off for an even lengthier recess in August. Once Washington meets autumn, immigration falls off the priority track thanks to the reemergence of fiscal crisis. [snip]

Then comes August, the month in which legislation dies. The last time the Senate passed a major immigration bill in 2006, House Republicans used the August recess to kill it by staging a series of hearings around the country that did nothing but rile up conservatives against it.

Let’s not forget the health care bill, which only passed after President Obama forced it through the Senate with Democratic votes using a parliamentary tactic that isn’t available on immigration. [snip]

When lawmakers return to the Capitol in September, they will be facing another financial crisis as they debate raising the country’s debt ceiling. The four- to six-week countdown toward extreme limitations on government payments to Social Security or military operations will do two things: It will suck all the life out of any deliberative legislative effort, immigration included, and it will polarize the political parties.”

Immigration “reform” is dead even as there will be an attempt in the Senate to flim-flam the country into believing it is going to happen. It’s not.

Hey! Greta Van Susteren has a real immigration reform plan that addresses the problem. But we doubt that will pass or even be proposed by the chuckleheads in congress.

So, is
immigration reform doomed
? Sarah Palin says ‘You betcha‘.

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This coming week is going to be an explosive seven days in American history. On Monday the Jorge Zimmerman trial begins with one Latina and five white women on the jury. The Supreme Court will issue, starting on Monday, opinions which will likely lead to the end of race based “affirmative action” in undergraduate college admissions. The Supreme Court will also decide the fate of a key section of the Voting Rights Act. On Monday the Senate will start the process to try to pass another mess of a bill – this one the race-baiting amusement called “Immigration Reform“. Throw in the Supreme Court weighing in on gay marriage and the pot is boiling over.

The result of all these events hitting Barack Obama will be race-baiting of an intensity not seen since the embers of race riots from an earlier age scarred the nation – and the Barack Obama campaign of 2008 against Hillary Clinton. “Why?” is simple to answer.

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Survey the sociopolitical landscape and there is disaster everywhere. The answer from Barack Obama and his White House Down team will not be to respond to the disasters but to race-bait. Race-baiting is all Barack Obama and his minions have left in their arsenal of hate, fear, and smear.

The White House Chicago gang is aware that hypocrites on the left continue to voice support for their idol, But they are also aware that as independents turn hostile, Republicans remain hostile, even Barack Obama supporters are upset with Obama. So the way to get antsy Obama supporters back on board with their glorious leader is to race-bait. Shouting “RACISM!” and “RACISTS!” will force Obama supporters back on the farm like nothing else will. Race-baiting is the only answer left for Barack Obama as all goes from bad to Barack and a hard place.

Look around the world as Barack Obama confronts the reality of the mess he has made. The economic “glimmers of hope”, the green shoots of hope and optimism are scorched by last week’s stock market freeze. The future of the nation is so dire it is no longer a prosperous California of decades past, nor even the flailing California of the decade past. The nation’s economic future is bankrupt Detroit – already threatening the municipal credit markets.

American leadership? That is gone on a worldwide basis and nations like China know weak Obama will weaken America further.

Such is the contempt China has for Barack Obama that this morning this bit of news breaking: Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Russia and parts unknown. In the press release announcing the departure of Snowden the Chinese mentioned that the Hong Kong officials want the American government to explain the hacking of Chinese computers.

The Chinese government press release mocked the American government request to detain Snowden as not fully complying with Hong Kong law. Of course if China or Hong Kong wanted to detain Snowden they could have detained him for any series of trumped up charges such as littering or spitting on the sidewalk. The intent of such language is to slap Barack Obama in the face.

Snowden is a problem for Obama because many of his supporters in their heart of hearts like whistle-blowers and leakers. Hells Bells, even Obama thug Robert Gibbs states the White House has to come clean on the NSA scandal. The DailyKooks and assorted crackpots who support Barack Obama don’t want to voice support for Snowden but they die a little bit more every time they see Obama hunting down Snowden. How to get these DailyKook Snowden admirers back on the farm? Race-bait for Obama.

China slapped Barack Obama in the face. Russia kicked him in the dried out raisins which pose as Obama’s testicles. Picture Putin fresh from giving Obama the skunk eye at the G-8 as he spat his contempt for Obama on the front pages of the world by allowing Snowden to land in Moscow in a quest for freedom. Remember when dissidents fled to America not from America? WikiLeaks says they are helping Snowdon find “political asylum in a democratic country“. That “democratic country” is the United States Ecuador.

If you see Obama sweating some more this week it is not because he is still in Berlin embarrassing himself and this suffering nation. Nation after nation is slapping Obama on the face like a circus clown pelted with pies.

Russia not only defies Obama on Syria but declares they will not allow a “no-fly” zone in Syria. Barack Obama’s ‘Arab Spring’ is rapidly turning into nuclear winter having already manifested itself in Syria as a chemical fall.

Turkey which was supposed to supply weapons to the Syrian rebels has rebels of its own to suppress. Those weapons, many suspect, were to come from Libya but that plan failed at Benghazi. Yes Benghazi, the unforgotten scandal.

Benghazi is only one of the scandals that will slap Obama this week, especially if the Erdogen government in Turkey persists in its brutality. Who can forget Obama forced Israel to apologize to Erdogen for doing what Israel should have done in its own defense?

The other scandals are alive and well still. The IRS scandal has even awoken Big Pink hating Peggy Noonan from her Obama inspired slumbers. Ol’ Peg is accurately writing that Obama thugs purposefully blocked the Tea Party in order to protect Obama in election year 2012 after the beating Obama got from the Tea Party in 2010. Obama will get no let-up from scandals this week.

The Department of Justice scandal (not the other ones) with Obama targeting reporters shook Big Media. Big Media loves Obama but Big Media loves itself even more. The Obama response to this is the answer Obama will have this week: race bait. Declare the racists are winning. Distribute Joan Walsh’s race-baiting article attacking Sarah Palin. Race-bait, race-bait, race-bait.

As the ObamaCare fiasco reveals itself to be a bigger disaster than previously known, race-bait, race-bait, race-bait. Race-baiting might even get those idiot young people, who are healthy but not particularly bright, to sign up for ObamaCare and put aside their financial interests in order to buck up Obama at the cost of thousands of dollars a year.

Yes, that’s the ticket, race-bait.

To that end, enter pothead Trayvon Martin.

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Remember that party you went to? You were either 18 or 38. You were wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt with love beads or was it a Chanel suit with gold piping? Your conversation was effervescent and sparkling – just like the Champagne in your flute glass, or was it a paper cup with some horrid Portuguese wine? But then, horror! You noticed as you spoke people began to fall asleep.

At first you thought “Was it me? Was my cleverness tiresome and it caused this narcolepsy?” Then you realize there are food remnants clearly visible from those nodded out on the sofa. You clutch your pearls, or is it your love beads, and realize “I’m at a pot party.”

This traditional notion of pot smokers (that’s marijuana for you readers more adept at the culinary arts rather than botanical narcotics) is about to be tested.



The stereotypical notion of pot smokers is they smoke, get the “munchies”, then fall asleep. Trayvon Martin is about to test that assumption.

Assuming that Trayvon Martin was high on pot not some other chemically induced high, the defense of Jorge Zimmerman is going to have to get around the calming reputation of pot. Is it really possible that a pot smoker could be so into Mixed Martial Arts and brutally beating up someone – not nodding out on a sofa after consuming copious amounts of junk baked goods? We’re about to find out.

This week the Jorge Zimmerman trial begins. We expect the defense to mention the toxicology reports from the Trayvon Martin autopsy with regularity. We expect the toxicology report mentions will be twined with references to Zimmerman telling police that the man he saw that rainy night looked like he was on drugs.

All of these mentions will be made in order to goad the prosecution into saying something like “Trayvon was a good boy” and thereby, forcing the court to allow opening up an examination of Travyon Martin’s past. That past is one of school suspensions, pot smoking and selling, fight club experience, and the nasty emails and twitter account comments. And then there are the cell phone pictures of Trayvon with a gun, marijuana plants, finger gestures, gold teeth, in other words a portrait wholly different from the picture of that cute little boy Big Media and Barack Obama race-baited with, with such dexterity.

For Barack Obama, the former head of the Choom gang, the Trayvon Martin, Jorge Zimmerman trial is a golden opportunity to light up. Barack, like his “son”, loved tokes on the weed. Obama smoked all day and all night. Fortunately for Obama he was never arrested as so many pot smokers do and are carted off to jail. But let’s not digress into another instance of Barack Obama hypocrisy.

The Jorge Zimmerman trial is a golden opportunity for Barack Obama to race-bait. It’s not just the death of his “son” at the hands of the bloodied Jorge Zimmerman. Sure, Barack Obama will have the Martin family and the Al Sharpton’s of MSNBC screaming “RACISM!”. Barack Obama’s DailyKooks/Netroots Nation segregated white boys and girls will join the chorus too. “RACISM! RACISTS!” they will shout. The shouts might even drown out the plane as Snowden jets to a “democratic country”.

In this epochal moment for race-baiting Barack Obama will have an ally. The Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has not been very good to Obama this year. In case after case the Supreme Court has decided against the government this year. Barack Obama’s very name has been mentioned with contempt at the court this term.

We differ with most opponents of ObamaCare in our analysis of the Supreme Court ObamaCare decision. We’ll have much more to say when we open fire on ObamaCare this summer and into fall as the campaign of deception by ObamaCare proponents is in full swing. What we are in the majority on is that the Supreme Court has legally beaten up on Obama this term.

But the Supreme Court, due to timing might in the short run help Barack Obama this week in the campaign to race-bait, race-bait, race-bait.

This week the Supreme Court will eye Barack Obama at the White House, Eric Holder at the Justice Department and at long last in all likelihood begin to get rid of race based affirmative action, first in college admissions and later in all other aspects of American life. The Voting Rights Act will likely also be gutted.

Barack Obama and his Chicago advisers will see this conjunction of the Jorge Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin circus in Seminole County, Florida, the Shelby County, Alabama VRA case, along with the Fisher-University of Texas case as grand opportunities to race-bait. Divide and conquer. Keep the Obama supporters on the farm with a divisive campaign of fear and smear.

An added bonus is that the Supreme Court has already agreed to hear another affirmative action case in the fall. This will be another opportunity to divide, smear, and race-bait – at the very moment that ObamaCare begins it’s reign of terror.

Race-baiting season, like the new born summer season, has just begun. It’s going to be a long hot summer of hate from the Barack Obama merchants of fear, smear, and racial division.

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#Greta Van Susteren And The #NSA Terror Threat

When we first addressed the NSA scandal(s) some may have thought we went at least a bit overboard when we wrote the NSA scandal and other scandals are dangerous and worthy of revolutionary uprising. But anyone who ever sat in Alexanderplatz East Berlin talking with Stasi officials would understand our fears and call to action.

Now our fears are slowly being confirmed. The guards hired to be our protectors have become our jailers. There is no appeal to higher authority either. There can be no appeal or oversight from FISA courts or judges if they too are targets imprisoned by the guardians of the system.

The East German Stasi utilized an insidious method to their internal state terror. The Stasi would approach a citizen with an offer of a relatively high reward of goods or services in exchange for a mundane bit of information about a neighbor such as the hour of their apartment departures and arrivals. Once the information was traded for the rewards the Stasi demands would
escalate.

No longer content with mundane information the Stasi demanded more and more invasive and dangerous treachery. Any attempt by the citizen to resist providing the information requested led to Stasi threats to inform the snooped upon which neighbor of theirs was the informant snooping for the Stasi. That threat almost always ended the resistance by citizens to continue to spy for the Stasi.

By the time the Berlin Wall fell the Stasi files revealed that just about every citizen was informing on other citizens. Everyone had a file. Everyone was a spy. Everyone was betrayed. Everyone was a betrayer.

We are now all betrayed by the national security state we have all tolerated:

“Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst and Bush-era NSA whistleblower, claimed Wednesday that the intelligence community has ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.

He also made another stunning allegation. He says the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama back in 2004.

“They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial,” Tice told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frog Post News.

He went on: “But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people.

How can anyone expect meaningful, or any, oversight from FISA courts or congress or any individual or entity if even a small portion of this report is true?

We’ve always wondered why J. Edgar Hoover was able to get away with what he did for generations. Why, in the homophobic America of those days, was Hoover able to intimidate the political and media establishments with his legendary secret files? J. Edgar Hoover did have his secret files with recordings of the famous and powerful doing drugs and having extramarital or possibly exotic sex but J. Edgar Hoover had his own rather well known secrets.

J. Edgard Hoover was what in those days was termed a “homosexual”. It was an open secret. Once when Hoover’s live-in “assistant”, Clyde Tolson, was hospitalized and Attorney General Robert Kennedy was told, the Hoover hating Bobby asked “What for? A hysterectomy?” It was a bit of Bobby’s renown cruelty but demonstrates how open Hoover’s “secret life” was.

But it did not matter that Hoover was homosexual in homophobic America. It did not matter that presidents and attorneys general hated him. Hoover possessed the files with the secrets. Hoover survived.

Hoover started his F.B.I. career as a fairly worthwhile public servant. He created the FBI which was so respected and so effective for so many years. But power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Now in 2013 we see absolute corruption in a government that was built of, by, and for the people. The remaining hope is that the citizens of the nation rise up. If that fails there is another less honorable way. Perhaps what will be needed is to get the dogs to eat the dogs:

“Then Tice dropped the bombshell about Obama.

“Here’s the big one,” he said. “[T]his was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and that’s the president of the United States now.”

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and Tice agreed that such wide-ranging surveillance of officials could provide the intelligence agencies with unthinkable power to blackmail their opponents.

“I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on,” Tice said.”

The corruption of Barack Obama supporters is such that they will likely never reject or rebuke their idol. It might become necessary to have some entity or individuals acquire the information on Barack Obama and release it.

It might have to be another whistle-blower. It might come from the many lawyers who now want access to the NSA data to help their clients. Perhaps Tony Rezko or Blagojevich or someone else rotting in jail to protect Barack Obama will ask for a drink from the flow of captured information – to let them wet their beaks. Maybe some information on some high level Republican will have to be released too. Perhaps if both political parties are burned and harmed by the national security state they will finally be roused to action.

Obama supporters attacked George W. Bush without restraint for exercising powers which are mere shadows of the Obama horrors. These Obama supporters now hypocritically defend the very practices they denounced. Whistle-blower Russ Tice began to whistle-blow in 2005, during the Bush years:

“Tice first blew the whistle on what he alleged was seriously unconstitutional domestic spying across multiple agencies in 2005. He later admitted he was the key source in a bombshell New York Times report that exposed the Bush administration’s use of warantless wiretapping of international communications in the United States.

The Bush administration admitted to the wiretapping on a small scale but denied Tice’s claims that the tactic was likely being used to gather data on millions of Americans.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden also claimed that as an analyst, he could wiretap the phones of anyone, including judges or the president of the United States if he had access to the right information.”

Hypocrite Obama supporters should know that Russ Tice used to appear on Keith Olbermann’s show to denounce during the Bush years what Tice continues to denounce during the Obama horror years.



According to Tice:

“They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international–U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups. So, you know, don’t tell me that there’s no abuse, because I’ve had this stuff in my hand and looked at it.”

Obama supporters in Big Media are the biggest hypocrites of all. Big Media excoriated George W. Bush. For Americans to get the truth of what is happening in our country we have to cross the ocean:

“The Guardian has done it once again, this time presenting two July 2009 documents signed by none other than Eric Holder which lay out under what conditions the NSA is allowed to make use of information “inadvertently” collected from domestic US communications without a warrant. The documents detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target “non-US persons” under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents in the course of that surveillance. “The documents show that even under authorities governing the collection of foreign intelligence from foreign targets, US communications can still be collected, retained and used.” [snip]

As the Guardian’s Greenwald notes, “The broad scope of the court orders, and the nature of the procedures set out in the documents, appear to clash with assurances from President Obama and senior intelligence officials that the NSA could not access Americans’ call or email information without warrants.” And more importantly, “The documents also show that discretion as to who is actually targeted under the NSA’s foreign surveillance powers lies directly with its own analysts, without recourse to courts or superiors – though a percentage of targeting decisions are reviewed by internal audit teams on a regular basis.”

Where it gets more interesting is the disclosure about bulk data collection:”

It’s another ugly story sure to be ignored by Obama supporting hypocrites. They will whine “but there is oversight by the FISA courts”. But oversight does not matter if the watchdogs are watched and leashed. Republicans and conservatives should be concerned as well, says John Yoo who worked for George W. Bush in the Justice Department.

We know the corruption we call the Obama Dimocratic Party will do what it can to protect Barack Obama even if it damns the country and the Constitution. What about Republicans? Will Republicans fight against the national security state? No.

Many Republicans and conservatives are loathe to repudiate the national security state. They would rather side with George W. Bush not President Eisenhower. These Republicans/conservatives defended the practices of George W. Bush and defend what Barack Obama is doing. They at least have principles.

But what will prevent Republicans/conservatives from fighting the national security state is that many are so beaten down, so unknowingly corrupt, so much what increasingly is termed the “uniparty” they do not even see what they do. It’s like women who have so internalized sexism and misogyny they do what they can to tear down other women. These are women who do not see the damage they do when they disrespect themselves or other women with references to “bitches” or “hos”.

Greta Van Susteren has been valiant and increasingly angry on fighting for women. Greta Van Susteren also continues to attack a mentality that imprisons Republican Representatives in the House. For months Greta Van Susteren interviews Republicans on her show and with increasing exasperation interrogates them as to why they don’t use their power to get the truth.

On Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS scandals, ObamaCare, and scandal after scandal Greta persists in asking ‘why don’t you do something other than whine and promise to do something?’

Last night, Greta Van Susteren almost lost her temper. We thought she was going to jump over her desk and slap sense into the Republican congressman across from her.

The topic was Attorney General Eric Holder’s latest epistle of lies regarding the DOJ scandal. Representative DeSantis made a strong case that Holder was lying either to congress, the courts, or both. Greta then asked “what are you going to do about it?”

Representative DeSantis answered that Eric Holder had agreed to a private meeting with Chairman Goodlatte. That’s when Greta blew up:




Greta Van Susteren was magnificent. She pummeled DeSantis. Why did Republicans agree to a private meeting? Why should we the citizens be left out so that the committee chairman and the lying attorney general could have a private talk?

Greta Van Susteren made the point that the mentality of the Republicans was the problem. Instead of standing up for principles and the Constitution there was a private meeting? Why a private meeting? What kind of mentality accepts a private meeting? It’s an elitist mentality of both parties that must be smashed. As we wrote above, Greta was magnificent.

Greta Van Sustern refuses to accept the Obama corruption House Republicans willingly tolerate.

Thank you Greta Van Susteren.

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“Ich Bin Ein Boob” – Obama Runs Into A (#Berlin) Wall – Bill Clinton Hits One Over The Wall

“YES WE SCAN!” protest signs rained on Barack Obama’s return to Berlin parade. Barack thought after the slaps he suffered at the G-8 meeting things would go better in the new Deutchland capital, but as usual Barack was wrong.

How wrong? Very wrong. If Barack expected glorious headlines from his Big Media fans sufficient to drown the Obama scandals he got a dousing rain of reality. In a sweaty attempt to say something “global” there was this from Obama in Berlin: Climate change is the “global threat of our time”. This distract scam in Berlin however did not work.

Instead of glorious Obama in a halo pictures, the New York Times headlined “Reception for Obama Is More Sober Than in 2008“. A quote from a 2008 Obama fan poignantly captured the nostalgic stupidity from that long ago age. The lament from this 2008 Hopium Guzzler confessed that Obama fans were “full of wholly unrealistic expectations of what kind of miracles Obama could work.” Those expectation were created whole cloth by the Obama campaign dream merchants and sold wholesale to the gullible dopes that voted for Barack in primaries and in the general election in 2008.

In the short five years (that appear to the sane to be five centuries of the Dark Ages) since 2008 Germans “have undergone ‘a brutal sobering up’ with regard to Mr. Obama” squawks the Times.

Obama thought a Berlin trip before a super expensive vacation with Michelle Obama in Africa would make the world forget the many Obama scandals. But for Germans who empowered Hitler in the 1930s (albeit at first with only one third of voters – sufficient in a parliamentary democracy to grab power), kept in line by the Gestapo secret police and afterwards tormented by Communist masters in half the country via the power of the Stasi secret police “Yes we scan!” is a well known threat to democracy. “In foreign policy terms, it is a catastrophe.”

In 2008 candidate Obama wooed a reported 200,000 Germans to listen to his campaign crafted lies of false HOPE and CHANGE for the worse. Hitting the brick wall of reality and faded hopes for a change in conversation from Obama scandals to Obama hopeum dopeum the crowds from 2008 melted away into an “invitation-only affair for about 5,000”. The Atlantic captured the contrasts in photos that must make Barack weep.

That was the good news. The even worse news was smelly ol’ Barack Obama himself. John F. Kennedy roused the West with “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Obama might as well have declared “Ich bin ein Boob.” What dope would encase himself in glass like Sleeping Beauty in a coffin?

Years ago we quoted Michelle Obama as she trashed Barack due to his body odors. So bad is the Barack Obama stink that even his daughters, according to Michelle Obama, did not want to approach stinky B.O. in the mornings when his body odors were particularly pungent. We can only imagine the stench from his mouth.

In Berlin today Barack Obama gave his speech while encased by glass. We cannot begin to imagine the malodorous fumes trapped therein. The heat outside of a golf course was too much for ol’ stinky. He began to perspire. Obama then let loose with rivers of sweat. He stinks to heaven.

The stink was so bad even MSNBC and their own stink machine Jabba the Hut Chris Matthews got a whiff of the stink:

MSNBC host and Obama sycophant Chris Matthews blamed the sun for spoiling the president’s speech in Berlin today.

“I think a lot of the problem he had today was the late afternoon sun in Berlin ruined his use of the teleprompter and so his usual dramatic windup was ruined,” Matthews said immediately after the speech. “I think he was really struggling with the text there.”



Blame the sun! Wasn’t Obama the MSNBC Sun King?

If MSNBC did not blame the sun you can be sure Barack Obama would have. This stink of a disaster has to be blamed on someone or something:



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Hey, why not blame Bill Clinton for Barack Obama’s troubles? As we noted recently Bill Clinton called Obama a “fool” and a “wuss” along with taking away Obama’s favorite tactic by saying it was “lame” for Obama “to blame” others for his incompetence. To the rescue come the black chuckleheads more interested in defending Barack Obama than helping the black community.

That idiots of whatever color defend Barack Obama instead of their own constituencies is not surprising. What did surprise is to read some of the comments in response to the chuckleheads at The Root. First, here’s some of the chuckelhead nonsense from The Root:

Bill Clinton Needs to Shut Up

The ex-president’s willingness to speak out on Syria spells disaster for Obama in more ways than one.

I wish that when President Bill Clinton started spouting off the other day about the need for President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria’s horrific civil war or risk looking like “a total fool,” Obama had followed the example set by his wife when she was recently confronted by a heckler. I wish that Obama had leaped from his bully pulpit, got in Clinton’s face and silenced him with a withering put-down. [snip]

Trapped by his own rhetorical warning that the Syrian government would cross a “red line” if it used chemical weapons against its opponents, Obama has authorized shipments of small arms to the rebels. That aid, the president’s critics warn, is too little and too late to turn the tide against the Bashar al-Assad regime, which has backing from Russia, Iran and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah. His critics will now try to bully Obama into taking more drastic action, such as imposing a no-fly zone.”

Barack Obama once again said and did something stupid. Obama drew a “red line” on Syria and does not like it when Bill Clinton or others say he is “yellow” or a “wuss” for not following up on his threats. Obama is an invert of Teddy Roosevelt and hurts America when he speaks all loud and sh#t but carries a little stick. Bill Clinton said what all world leaders were laughing at by declaring that Obama looks to all the world like a “fool” and a “wuss” when he does this.

Obama should either have acted early on to help Syria before the revolution there became a jihadist enterprise or he should have shut his stinking mouth and not made threats he is too weak to carry through on. Blame Obama the Boob for Obama Booberies, not others for pointing out the obvious.

We don’t think intervention in Syria is wise. We prefer, as Sarah Palin has said, “let Allah sort it out”. Was there an American role there when the revolt against Assad started? Yes, but because of Obama weakness it is too late now. Does Obama look to all the world like a wuss and a fool? Of course, and somebody has to point it out right to Obama’s face.

The Root should denounce Barack Obama and demand his ouster. The Root says they represent black America but The Root betrays black America by defending Barack Obama. The Root is undergoing the same brutal sobering up that the Hopey Dopey in Berlin went through in 2008:

“What troubles me most about this slide into another potential disaster is what it tells us about Obama’s lack of political strength. Less than six months into his second term, his presidency appears to be dead in the water.

The malaise extends far beyond foreign policy. Obama is playing defense on every front. He can’t get any of his domestic initiatives past the die-hard Republicans in the House of Representatives. He is beset by embarrassing disclosures about misconduct by the Internal Revenue Service and snooping by the National Security Agency. And later this week, the Supreme Court seems poised to knock out two of the civil rights movement’s greatest achievements: the use of affirmative action in college admissions and key segments of the Voting Rights Act.

On top of that, he doesn’t seem to have any friends.

This is the time when Obama’s fellow Democrats ought to be rallying to his side. Instead, some of them, like a bombastic chorus of black left-wingers, are blasting him for not pushing a so-called black agenda that has absolutely no chance of being enacted. Others, like Clinton, are taunting him, suggesting that paying heed to widespread public opposition to deeper involvement in Syria would make him seem “like a total wuss.”

That is not the kind of language politicians use about presidents they respect. That is not the kind of language used by politicians who believe that the support of the incumbent president would benefit the grandiose ambitions of their spouses. Nor is it the kind of language they use about presidents they fear. It is the kind of language they use when they, like proverbial rats, start running down the gangplank from a sinking ship.

Obama is a boob so The Root attacks Hillary, Bill, blacks holding Obama’s stinking feet to the fracking fire, anyone and everyone except for the wuss and fool – Barack Obama.

Ordinarily things would end with shouts of “RACIST!” screeched throughout the land and especially in a black oriented website. But surprise. Read some of the comments in response to this Root of all stupidity article:

“Bill Clinton has first amendment rights to freedom of speech. Nobody needs to shut-up. President Obama needs to learn how to graciously receive criticism and learn from it.” [snip]

“It is amazing to me that just a few months ago everyone was lauding the former President for for endorsing the POTUS, now that he criticizes him which he has th right to do, you want him to just Shut up. Very Hypocritical in my opinion. The POTUS has surrounded himself with people who have questionable ethics and his decisions are called into question because of it. He aligned himself with Mr. Clinton to get re-elected and probably did something behind the scenes to tick Clinton, so now now everything he does that can be questioned will be by Clinton and his people until his term is over and he can advocate for his wife to become POTUS in 2016. OH WHAT TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE!!” [snip]

“I wish that Obama had leaped from his bully pulpit, got in Clinton’s face and silenced him with a withering put-down.”

You live in a fantasy world if you think Obama is capable of doing that to Clinton, even with an army of speechwriters feeding directly into his earpiece.” [snip]

“But most importantly, why would you want to “silence” a perfectly relevant comment with a “withering putdown?” I mean, is that what the author thinks the POTUS should do? Makes for some interesting press conferences.” [snip]

Why do you expect blind obedience and silence from Clinton? Obama is successful as long as no one dares to mention the great disaster that he is. I think it’s time to speak up before it’s too late to survive this great big mistake called Obama.

There’s some race-baiting in the comments as well but overall there is some recognition that Barack Obama is the problem.

For some in Big Media however, the “problem” will always be Bill Clinton. Today it is Margaret Carlson who shouts “Hillary Has To Dump Bill Now”:

“Gone is the Clinton juggernaut, that unbeatable machine powered by her diesel-fueled husband that was defeated in 2008 by a fresh-faced junior senator from Illinois with an inferior organization but much more in the way of hope, change and a smile.

Her re-emergence had just one flaw. She didn’t keep her dog on the porch, a mistake so serious it could be disqualifying.”

This comment in response is adequate to shock Carlson from her Hopium addition:

“Nah. Bill is still great on the campaign trail. And she did not lose to Obama. She beat him. Only lost because Florida and Michigan were thrown out. Not even Obama at his best could top her. Whatever Bircher the Republicans roll out is going to get rolled and Big Bill will be driving the car that runs over them.

Margaret Carlson is really writing this garbage because she is angry that Bill Clinton is slapping her dear ol’ Obama. That’s the point of this entire article disguised as it is as advice for Hillary Clinton 2016. Carlson can’t imagine that Bill Clinton is doing anything but being “carried away” when he called Obama a fool and a wuss:

He got carried away: Appearing at an event with his wife’s nemesis, Senator John McCain of Arizona, the former president volunteered that President Barack Obama looked like a “wuss” and a “fool,” and was being “lame” with his inaction on Syria.

Even George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have more respect for the office. Is Bill Clinton still angry about 2008? Worse, is Hillary? She worked hard to become the loyal secretary of state who put away hard feelings to serve her country and president. Is she secretly still harboring resentment over her defeat, which her husband can’t help but express?

The Obama Hopium Guzzlers of 2008 are beginning to realize that it is their heads that will roll like stink sweat from Obama when Hillary and Bill Clinton get control of the DNC once again. This is another climate change Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers will try to stop from washing them away.

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The Case Of The Missing President

Update: Glory, glory, mighty, mighty. This has to be one of the most memorable quotes of the day:

It is transparent. That’s why we set up the FISA court…. The whole point of my concern, before I was president — because some people say, “Well, you know, Obama was this raving liberal before. Now he’s, you know, Dick Cheney.”

If the Darth Vader costume fits, wear it.

If you voted for Chicago Barack Obama and got a wittle biddy bit upset over some or all of the Obama scandals, you can now go back to lighting incense to your god. “Transparent” he says. What a laugh! Of course to us Barack Obama is indeed transparent – we see right through him – and his lies.

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Drag a dollar bill through a sewer and you’ll find Barack Obama. Add two zeroes… or one, and you’ll find Michelle Obama. We say this because all of a sudden, after years of flim-flams some Obama supporters are scratching their heads and wondering who Barack Obama really is. Where did their love go? Hells bells, we answered those questions years ago in The Case Of The Missing State Senator.

Its taken them this long to ask these questions? To start wondering and wandering? The mindless young and the color-over-character black Americans who supported Barack Obama in two national elections are increasingly tired of being barebacked by Barack:

“The drop in Obama’s support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition,” says Keating Holland, polling director for CNN. “It is clear that revelations about NSA surveillance programs have damaged Obama’s standing with the public, although older controversies like the IRS matter may have begun to take their toll as well.”

The survey, released Monday, also shows that 50 percent of Americans say they don’t believe Obama is “honest and trustworthy,” for the first time in his presidency, according to CNN.



These dolts are finally understanding our catechism:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

Do You Trust This Man?:

“Like Bush before him, President Obama faces a credibility crisis.

There is a common element to the so-called Obama scandals—the IRS targeting of conservatives, the fatal attack in Benghazi, and widespread spying on U.S. journalists and ordinary Americans. It is a lack of credibility.

In each case, the Obama administration has helped make controversies worse by changing its stories, distorting facts, and lying.

The abuse of trust may be taking a toll on President Obama’s reputation.

A CNN/ORC poll of 1,104 adult Americans June 11-13 shows the president’s job approval rating at 45 percent, down 8 percentage points in a month. [snip]

This month, only 49 percent of Americans say Obama is honest and trustworthy. That is a 9-point drop since May 17-18.”

The Jammie Wearing Fools are baffled that The Hill is baffled.

Who is he? Obama keeps allies, enemies guessing in second term

Five months into his second term, allies and enemies are as confounded as ever about who President Obama really is.”

Alert: Missing State Senator

So who is Barack Obama? We answered that question in The Case of the Missing State Senator and in The Obama Health Plan Obama Supporters Do Not Want To Discuss.

Because the mindless young and others who voted for Barack Obama, (sometimes twice and sometimes in the same election we might as well add), do not like to read or in any way tax their minds we’ll shorten those two articles rather miraculously into one sentence: “Barack Obama will in flowery terms tell you what you want to hear but after you vote for him he stabs you in the back.”

Yup, it’s that simple. He is a missing president because he was a missing state senator when it came to helping the poor, blacks, the young, the old:

“When it came time to defend the defenseless or protect and enrich the powerful. Obama made a decision. He protected his powerful friends and provided them with even more government money. Same old Chicago politics. The poor shivered in cold tenements. Obama bought a new house. Now he wants a bigger White House to entertain his Chicago friends.”


Resignation or Impeachment

Put a dollar bill in Obama’s g-string and he’ll follow you anywhere. In January of 2008 the New York Times gave minimal attention, but more than it does now, to the real Barack Obama:

“When residents in Illinois voiced outrage two years ago upon learning that the Exelon Corporation had not disclosed radioactive leaks at one of its nuclear plants, the state’s freshman senator, Barack Obama, took up their cause.

Mr. Obama scolded Exelon and federal regulators for inaction and introduced a bill to require all plant owners to notify state and local authorities immediately of even small leaks.”

That’s how the article began. This is what the article concluded:

“A close look at the path his legislation took tells a very different story. While he initially fought to advance his bill, even holding up a presidential nomination to try to force a hearing on it, Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it to reflect changes sought by Senate Republicans, Exelon and nuclear regulators. The new bill removed language mandating prompt reporting and simply offered guidance to regulators, whom it charged with addressing the issue of unreported leaks.

Those revisions propelled the bill through a crucial committee. But, contrary to Mr. Obama’s comments in Iowa, it ultimately died amid parliamentary wrangling in the full Senate.

“Senator Obama’s staff was sending us copies of the bill to review, and we could see it weakening with each successive draft,” said Joe Cosgrove, a park district director in Will County, Ill., where low-level radioactive runoff had turned up in groundwater. [snip]

Since 2003, executives and employees of Exelon, which is based in Illinois, have contributed at least $227,000 to Mr. Obama’s campaigns for the United States Senate and for president. [snip]

In addition, Mr. Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, has worked as a consultant to Exelon.”

And you young fools, black fools, liberal fools, fools’ fools thought you had a chance? Stupid is as stupid does.

It’s not just freezing tenants in Chicago, nor Exelon, that should clue the clueless. There is also ObamaCare. You know that ObamaCare is a gangster government enforced extraction of of your money to give to the insurance companies right? You do know by now that ObamaCare is welfare for insurance companies right?

Did you ever read about The Obama Health Plan Obama Supporters Do Not Want To Discuss. If you want to know why ObamaCare sucks, your money from your pocket to give to health insurance companies that will give you little in return read about the father of ObamaCare.

The father of ObamaCare is the corrupt Obama of Chicago. It’s the same old story with Obama – excoriate insurance companies in public then make deals favorable to them in private. That’s not the only reason ObamaCare sucks (the life out of you and the money out of your wallet) but if you’re wondering why ObamaCare sucks so bad, start there.

After that, you might begin to hunt for the missing president who appears to disappear every time the cops come around. Like us you might begin to ask yourself Where’s Obama?

When the going gets tough, when answers are required, Obama is the disappearing president. That’s not new to us. On our very first day of publication in April 2007 we noted Obama’s missing votes and missing presence when it was time to get things done. In September 2007 we named this phenomenon The Presence Of Absence.


A Bigger Splash

The “missing president” is now touted by some as a smart strategy to govern. According to this debauched view of proper governance the best way for Obama to get things done is to disappear. Immigration reform, say these advocates of irresponsibility and invisibility, will pass if Obama disappears behind drapes and Michelle’s ample, um, profile.

But for those of us that believe the best way to govern is to propose good policies, explain them honestly to the public with care not to be too too clever, then exert as much effort and influence acquire the legislative votes necessary, this “presence of absence” strategy is fools’ gold.

Barack might try to pass immigration reform by hiding behind tapestries and under rugs but we think that as of now immigration reform is dead. We’ll be proven correct eventually if there is any truth to this report: Boehner won’t bring immigration bill to the floor unless majority of House Republicans support it.

Advocates of amnesty or what is now called “immigration reform” might do well to remember that Obama made a lot of promises to them before and during his first term – none of which materialized. Young people who expected glorious CHANGE got their pockets picked with only some change left to jingle jangle in their pockets.

Liberals? Hell you got rendition, abuse of civil liberties, FISA, lobbyists, a vegetable garden tended to by someone other than Michelle, DOJ targeting and intimidation of real journalists, and the NSA national security state. Happy?

Blacks? See the disappearing black middle class? See your unemployed young? See affirmative action disappearing (probably next week)? Take a look around if you are an African-American that put the bro ahead of the… well you know what they called Hillary – and realize you are in a Monty Python film. One day all this will be yours.



If you think Barack Obama is standing by you, look again. He just disappeared. You can find him if you look for the person he really is, not the one you imagined.


Chicago Clown

Want to find the missing president? Drag a dollar bill through a sewer and you hook yourself an Obama.

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Hillary, Hillary, Hillary – Hillary Clinton Scandals, Hillary Clinton 2016 – Plus: Bill Clinton Calls Obama A Fool

Update III: Who knew our Hillary Clinton article would be so timely? The article is especially insightful for those that recall our ides of March article titled Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Hillary Clinton 2016, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush…

In that article and others we stated that Barack Obama and his thugs will do everything to prevent Hillary Clinton from getting the nomination in 2016. There is no way Obama wants to make himself a tiny footnote in between the Clinton versus Bush national drama. The Obama Chicago thug machine has not found a candidate yet to oppose Hillary, but they will. They will.

Yesterday and into today DrudgeReport headlined “It Begins”. The link was to an article about Jeb Bush getting ready to run for president in 2016:

“In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush says that, “Hillary Clinton is a formidable force on the left.”

We sat down with Jeb Bush Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in DC. If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he will most likely be considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.”

“What the crap” you say? Jeb Bush running for president? Nah! Sure George W. Bush, thanks to the incompetent, treacherous, golfing Boob Barack Obama, has higher popularity ratings that Obama… but, but, but, Jeb Bush for President? That’s insane, right? Well if you think that’s insane try this on for size (and try not to think about that second paragraph above):

“Is There Another Elected Obama In Our Future?

Have you noticed first lady Michelle Obama popping up a lot in the media lately? Like announcing the best picture winner at the Oscars? Or promoting healthier eating habits? And she recently touched on economic issues at a Democratic fundraiser for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

Is the groundwork being laid for another elected Obama in our future?[snip]

She continued, “See, because when I was growing up, a family of four living on a single blue-collar salary could build a solid life without debt and without relying on any form of public assistance… But today, for so many families, that’s no longer possible. Folks are working harder than ever before and doing everything right, and it’s still not enough.”

Sounds like the first draft of a future campaign speech. [snip]

The White House powers-that-be have a plan, and they will implement that plan on their schedule. First, her handlers wanted to create an image, an endearing and noncontroversial one. They do not want to repeat the Hillary Clinton experience, in which the then-first lady alienated half of the country with her thinly veiled ambition and attitude. [snip]

Clinton’s political road to bigger things might have been a little less bumpy if she had been guided by some of the remarkable handlers that paved the way for Barack Obama. Michelle will be the number one heir of that machine. In fact, that may be one of the primary — though surely not the only — reasons the machine continues.

Organizing for America, now Organizing for Action — the president’s personal 501(c)(4) organization that is virtually all political but never seems to be troubled by the fine bureaucrats at the IRS’s nonprofit unit — carries on, raising money to push the president’s message. [snip]

While Michelle is her own woman with her own accomplishments, she would likely embrace virtually all of her husband’s economic policies — and could be even further to the left.

If (when?) Michelle Obama decides to run for office, she will have the Obama machine fully engaged to ensure she wins — the Chicago way if need be.”

Read the entire article if you want to empty your stomach.

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Update II: MoonOnPluto in our comments section reports on what is happening in Turkey from his home there. Syria, the NSA scandals, the IRS scandals, Benghazi, and other scandals continue to dominate the news. For us the most important story of the day in the long run is this report from Bloomberg: Spy agencies sharing data with “thousands” of firms:

“This raises a number of interesting questions and concerns. First, are cooperating firms gaining competitive advantages against non-cooperating (and/or unaware) firms in the same market? That kind of distortion would corrupt markets in favor of snitching as a survival tactic, would it not? Second, are there political organizations that have this kind of friendly relationship with intelligence services that give them a competitive advantage? Two months ago, one might have laughed off such a suggestion, but after what took place at the IRS, it’s a little more difficult to dismiss.

The part about the Microsoft bug reporting is especially interesting in light of the Attkisson story today, too.”

We emphasize the sentence that raises the possibility of “political organizations” getting assistance from intelligence services. “Political organizations” is a polite way to say Barack Obama’s CREEP – the committee to re-elect the president. That was Nixon’s name for his campaign organization, Obama’s was called OFA, although we use OAF. Did the Obama OAFs get data mining information from the NSA or other intelligence organizations. We’ve been discussing that possibility in the comments section this this NSA scandal exploded this past week (yeah, it’s been only a week). We’re not a minority in our thinking: 57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents

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Update: No sooner do we publish than we get new developments which show Bill Clinton’s slap of Obama’s puss is even harder than we thought. Here we go: White House formally announces that Assad has used chemical weapons. The notion that Bill Clinton colluded with Barack Obama on this is risible.

As we write below, Bill Clinton mocked Obama in the most personal of terms on Syria. If anything Bill knew when to strike. Obama cannot be happy about this. Obama appears weak, a fool, a wuss, and lame (especially when compared to Bill Clinton). In addition to the humiliation inflicted upon him by Bill Clinton, what does Obama do now that everyone is agreed that Syrian President Assad has crossed Obama’s “red line”. Does Obama resort to “I double dare you!”? Then, “I triple dare you!”? Then “I quadruple cross my heart dare you!”?

What does Bambi do now? Go against the American public which does not want intervention? Go against his base which is already uneasy with his George W. Bush III warmonger persona? Are “wag the dog” type do-something/anything to get away from the scandals sure to follow? What will Syrian Tony Rezko do?

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Bill Clinton is laughably inarticulate. The man cannot stitch together two words that make sense. Bill Clinton does not know how to employ the English language to make a point, let alone an complete argument. Bill Clinton’s rhetorical skills are nonexistent. Furthermore, Bill Clinton is incapable of skewering opponents verbally.

You have to believe all the above to miss or choose to ignore Bill Clinton’s latest resounding slap on Barack Obama’s puss.

Regular readers will recall our last guided tour through Borgia Italy (a.k.a. America 2013) concerned the published reports of a “secret deal” in which Bill Clinton would put aside his disgust with Barack Obama then spectacularly endorse and campaign for Barack Obama. In turn Barack the treacherous Boob would endorse Hillary Clinton 2016.

According to the book that purports this “secret deal” really did happen Bill Clinton kept his part of the deal but soon after the election treacherous Barack Obama let it be known that he wanted to remain “neutral”. “Bill Clinton went ballistic and threatened retaliation” the book states.

In order to placate Bill, treacherous Barack Obama went on 60 Minutes with Hillary Clinton and embarrassed himself, Hillary and the once prestigious show itself. If Obama thinks that one TV appearance pays a debt and he can back out on his purported “secret deal” promise…. Well this is how the book phrases it:

“He may yet try to back out of his promise to Hillary Clinton. But as Obama’s presidency sinks deeper into scandal and inaction, the question is — will Clinton even still want his endorsement?“

As far as we are concerned: “In 2016 the greatest threat to Hillary Clinton is once again Barack Obama – and his legacy of weakness and profligacy. Tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama and she loses.” It’s possible that after their long secret war against Barack Obama which we have periodically documented Hillary and Bill Clinton have finally learned Obama cannot be trusted.

The book states “Bill Clinton went ballistic and threatened retaliation.” Did we witness the beginnings of retaliation even as Big Media misses the obvious? Here’s what happened according to the entirely unreliable Maggie Haberman of Politico:

“At another point during a closed-press event Tuesday, Clinton implied that Obama or any president risks looking like “a total fool” if they listen too closely to opinion polls and act too cautiously. He used his own decisions on Kosovo and Bosnia as a point of reference. [snip]

Clinton repeatedly said it would be “lame” to blame a lack of intervention on opposition in polls or among members of Congress.

If Clinton had ever blamed a lack of action because “there was a poll in the morning paper that said 80 percent of you were against it … you’d look like a total wuss,” he said. “And you would be. I don’t mean that a leader should go out of his way or her way to do the unpopular thing, I simply mean when people are telling you ‘no’ in these situations, very often what they’re doing is flashing a giant yellow light and saying, ‘For God’s sakes, be careful, tell us what you’re doing, think this through, be careful.”

Clinton continued, “But still they hire their president to look around the corner and down the street, and you just think – if you refuse to act and you cause a calamity, the one thing you cannot say when all the eggs have been broken, is that, ‘Oh my God, two years ago there was a poll that said 80 percent of you were against it.’ Right? You’d look like a total fool. So you really have to in the end trust the American people, tell them what you’re doing, and hope to God you can sell it” and that it turns out okay in the end.”

Don’t be distracted by the policy Bill Clinton is discussing. Ask yourself instead if there was a different set of phrases, less insulting terms, Bill could have used to describe current Barack Obama policy? Notice how Bill Clinton is referencing a “president”, a “leader” in his acid comments. Who could that possibly be? Ask yourself if the terms Bill Clinton wielded are personal attacks in nature? The answer is yes. Bill Clinton is sufficiently skilled in the English language to discuss a policy and not use words such as “lame” (this one must particularly hurt Barack because it was paired with “blame”. Bill telling Obama it is “lame to blame” strips Obama of his favorite tactic), “wuss” and “fool“.

As to the policy Bill Clinton is discussing this appears to be a bit of legerdemain. We’re not sure what Bill Clinton is proposing. For that matter we are not sure what Hillary Clinton is proposing. The DailyBeast sees a Hillary policy on Syria:

“Last summer, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA Director David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey all supported arming vetted, moderate elements of the Syrian opposition but were rebuffed by the White House. Hillary Clinton told the New York Times in February she had been an advocate for more forceful action in Syria, a move seen by many as an attempt to distance herself from Obama’s Syria policy just before she left office and in advance of her 2016 presidential run.

That last bit is pretty smart. In Borgia Italy do not look at policy, look at direction and purpose of the players. After Obama’s vapid campaigns of personal attacks, fear and smear and, as Seinfeld would say, about nothing, policy takes a seat outside the carriage. Look instead to the players hiding behind tapestries, the knives sheathed ‘neath velvets and brocades. Occasionally the knives do come out, but there has to be purpose and opportunity. Bill Clinton has a shiv to stick, with a target to strike.

Are there any “moderate” elements left in the Syrian insurrection against Assad? We doubt it. It certainly is too late now to find them. Bill and Hillary might be proposing the policy we had during the Iran-Iraq War of arming the side that’s losing to keep anyone from winning and thereby keeping everyone off balance. For purposes of our discussion the policy argument is near irrelevant. What matters is the choice words Bill said, and why he said them.

Is this just “retaliation” or is Bill in the “zig” mode after the “zag”? Republicans/conservatives, Obama Dimocrats (Obamacrats) and for that matter many Democrats do that understand that Bill Clinton always zigs and zags his way to a goal. Remember “era of big government” is over even as he proposed small programs upon small programs popular with middle class Americans? It was zig and zag Bill style. Now Bill is zigging. Why is Bill zigging now? Always kick a Boob when he is down. And Boob Obama is down.

On his signature accomplishment, ObamaCare, panic has set in. Congressional leaders fear staff and officials are in Flight from Congress over ObamaCare’s massive cost hikes.

According to the latest Gallup, Fox News polls: Public opposes broad NSA collection of records. The results from these polls spell trouble for Obama. The Fox News poll has Obama approval at 44% (Eric Holder is at 29%). Is Obama “honest and trustworthy” has a 48% split down from the 73% he garnered in 2009. On the economy few are happy. Most think we are in either a recession or a downturn. Most think Obama is as “transparent” as George W. Bush was. 64% believe the government is “too big”.

The poll results indicate most Americans (63%) believe the Department of Justice seizure of reporter phone records is “for political reasons” and that Eric Holder should resign (52%). The NSA scandal is viewed by 62% as “An unacceptable and alarming invasion of privacy rights”. 58% have lost confidence in the IRS. 68% believe the White House either knew or initiated the IRS was targeting conservative groups. 66% believe the attacks on conservatives by the IRS were high level officials punishing political opponents. 76% believe ObamaCare has to be yanked from the IRS. 55% oppose ObamaCare.

66% of Americans are following the Benghazi scandal closely. 59% think Obama could have done more to protect the Benghazi consulate. 55% think Hillary Clinton could have done more. 56% think Obama did not do more because of his reelection campaign.

As to investigations: On the “IRS targeting of hundreds of conservative and Tea Party groups for special scrutiny” 78% think Congress should continue to investigate. DOJ “monitoring of certain journalists as part of its leak investigations? 76% want more investigations. “The Obama administration’s handling of the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans?” 73% want more investigations.

Recently we asked, “what is your favorite scandal”? This poll has it IRS 28%, DOJ 28%, Benghazi 23%.

Bill Clinton sees the trouble Obama is in. Hillary Clinton has her glasses on and sees the same thing. Even the not-too-bright Walter Shapiro sees the mess Obama in and has advice for an imaginary 2016 candidate not named Hillary or Joe. The advice is “How to Break with President Obama“.

But there are other idiot voices in Big Media doing all they can to save Barack Obama from his treacheries and incompetence. Joan Walsh wants Hillary Clinton to immolate herself like Joan of Arc in order to save the treacherous boob dauphin:

“Hillary must own 2014

Twitter’s a nice start. But if she wants to get serious about 2016, she needs to get involved in the 2014 midterms [snip]

It’s understandable: liberals are demoralized by the media hyping phony White House scandals, most notably Benghazi and the IRS mess, and they’re divided over revelations about the ever-growing national security state under President Obama. The media, meanwhile, seems to sense that Scandalgate is almost played out, while the genuine controversy over the NSA revelations is never going to gain traction with the audience, which polls show support security state overreach. So hey…Hillary!

But acting like we’re all going to be delivered into a parallel Democratic administration where everything is one long Tumblr tribute to said Democrat’s coolness is in some ways a return to the wishful thinking that troubled the otherwise brilliant Obama 2008 campaign. If the glass-ceiling cracker is going to shatter it this time, she needs to gear up with more than Twitter and shout-outs to the folks behind “Texts with Hillary”: She has to make the 2014 midterms a referendum on GOP obstruction, and campaign like her presidency depended on it. Because it does.

Joan Walsh proclaims herself a Hillary supporter but really only wants to throw Hillary overboard to serve as Barack Obama’s life preserver. It is Barack Obama that is going to have to “make the 2014 midterms a referendum on GOP obstruction” of his abominations and it is Barack Obama that must “campaign like her his presidency depended on it.” Hillary Clinton should do exactly the opposite of the suicide strategy advised by MSNBC’s Joan Walsh:

“I started thinking about Clinton’s role in 2014 a couple of weeks ago, discussing her increasingly likely 2016 run on “Hardball.” Chris Matthews asked how bold a campaign she needed to run, and whether somehow, she had to run against or otherwise separate herself from Obama. If not, who or what was she running against?

It was pretty obvious to me: She cannot and should not separate herself from the president, and she’s running against the increasingly unhinged Republican Party that impeached her husband because they couldn’t beat him at the polls, and then tied her boss in knots of scandal and obstructionism when they couldn’t beat him, either.

Clinton can’t run against Obama because she worked for him — but also because she needs to consolidate the Obama coalition and make it a Clinton coalition. There are still embers of bitterness over the 2008 primary, and any effort to distance herself from the president, real or imagined, could fan them. Besides, Al Gore made a mistake by running away from Clinton record; Clinton’s 2016 message should be that she will consolidate the gains of the Obama presidency, from health care reform to banking regulation to women’s rights, and extend them. She will complete the president’s work by vanquishing his intransigent, unreasonable, race-baiting foes. And she is uniquely positioned to do it.”

It’s stunning to think that Chris Matthews O’Tingles has a better grasp on reality than Joan Walsh on the question of Hillary running from Obama as fast as she can and as far as she can. Joan Walsh has been shoveling that shi.. stuff about Hillary tying herself to Obama for a while now.

It is comical to read Joan Walsh as she states “There are still embers of bitterness over the 2008 primary.” But Walsh presumes the “bitterness” comes solely from Obama supporters and therefore Hillary cannot be suspect of “distancing herself” from Obama. Well we have news for Joan Walsh: once Hillary Clinton gets the nomination the blood of Obama supporters will flow, like excrement from Chris Matthews, through the halls of party headquarters.

No thanks Joan Walsh. Hillary Clinton has her own coalition. Hillary Clinton does not need Obama supporters to win the presidency. Hillary’s best bet is to gull the fools that voted for Obama during the nomination then chop heads once she has control of the party. Walsh like her fellow DailyKooks wants Hillary to destroy herself to save Obama:

“But Clinton can’t just begin to make this case in 2015 or 2016; she needs to be part of a Democratic team making the 2014 midterms a referendum on the uncompleted business of the Obama presidency – and on the GOP’s outrageous abuse of its minority status to block everything from popular legislation to agency nominations to thwart this Democratic president, the last one, and likely the next. If voting patterns follow the modern electoral norm, 2014 turnout will resemble 2010 turnout, not the Democratic waves of 2008 and 2012, and result in more power for the obstructionist GOP in the House and Senate.

Clinton has enormous political capital with the Democratic base, and beyond it. She needs to spend some of it turning out voters in 2014, or the presidency might not be a prize worth winning, except as another title in your Twitter bio.”

Joan Walsh must think that ObamaCare is popular. Joan Walsh must think that Obama is proposing “popular legislation”. Joan Walsh needs to get her head out of Obama’s rear end and see the light. Reading the latest polls might be a good idea for Joan.

The truth is that Joan Walsh knows what she suggests is crap. Walsh wants Hillary Clinton to campaign to save Obama’s presidency in 2014 because Walsh knows Obama is not popular and that Obama can campaign all he wants, like he did in 2010, but that he will lose.

Why should Hillary Clinton destroy herself to help Obama? Hillary has her own problems to take care of.

The current big Hillary problem is the one she has the least to worry about:

“A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes.

A chief investigator for the agency’s inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.

Any mention of the cases was removed from an IG report about problems within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), which provides protection and investigates crimes involving any State Department workers overseas.”

The allegations are lurid. They involve sex, prostitutes, child sex:

“US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman, with his wife in Brussels, was investigated over claims he solicited prostitutes.

“It’s a coverup,” declared Cary Schulman, a lawyer representing the whistleblower, former State Department IG senior investigator Aurelia Fedenisn.“The whole agency is impaired.

Undue influence . . . is coming from political appointees. It’s coming from above the criminal- investigation unit,” added Schulman, whose client provided the document with the revelations.

Some of the revelations were first reported by CBS News.

Among the bombshell findings:

* A DS agent was called off a case against US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman over claims that he solicited prostitutes, including minors.

“The agent began his investigation and had determined that the ambassador routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” says the memo.

“The ambassador’s protective detail and the embassy’s surveillance detection team . . . were well aware of the behavior.”

Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy ordered the investigation ceased, and the ambassador remains in place, according to the memo.

Gutman was a big Democratic donor before taking the post, having raised $500,000 for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and helping finance his inaugural.

* At least seven agents in Clinton’s security detail hired prostitutes while traveling with her in various countries, including Russia and Colombia.

Investigators called the use of prostitutes by Clinton’s security agents “endemic.”

Some of the agents cavorted with the prostitutes in the same hotel that Hillary Clinton stayed at. These agents were slapped on the wrist and nothing more. The investigation further revealed that the Special Investigations Division (SID) shut down the, um, probes.

This is why we think to a great extent Hillary Clinton is OK on this scandal:

“The incident in Colombia occurred prior to the scandal involving President Obama’s Secret Service detail in Cartagena, Colombia, but the State Department’s misconduct did not come to light until now.

The memo references a “rumor” that after the Secret Service hooker scandal broke, Clinton asked the agent-in-charge of her security detail whether any “similar activities” had happened. “The response was: ‘No,’ ” according to the memo.

In the coverups and shut down, um, probes, the subjects of the investigation are “Obama people”. One is Brett McGurk, an aborted Obama nominee who had to withdraw his name from nomination due to extramarital affairs with a reporter and other reasons. The other is the disgusting Howard Gutman who attacked Sarah Palin in 2008 regarding her “parenting skills.” Gutman is an Obama bundler who raised $500,000 for Obama in 2008.

Hillary will be able to make the strong case that she inquired and was either lied to or misled. Hillary can cite the very memorandum the New York Post and CBS News rely on for their reports. But this does not mean that Hillary is in the clear.

As much as it will be a temptation for Hillary supporters to shout “look, a squirrel” and allege that this State Department scandal, and it is a scandal, is a squirrel set free by Barack Obama in order to distract from his troubles it is a squirrel that won’t hunt. Hillary needs to deal with this.

First, Hillary has to check with herself to see if she is too loyal to those that work for her. We’re not saying Cheryl Mills should be thrown under the bus but at some point Hillary has to clear up exactly what happened here.

The biggest danger for Hillary Clinton however is the case that can be made that she did not run the State Department well. In light of all the Obama scandals that will not go away – this allegation is a mortal threat to her.

Hillary Clinton did not have the authority to give a “stand down” order in regards to Benghazi. Hillary Clinton did not have the authority to arrest a video producer in California. We still do not know what happened in Benghazi. Someone(s) in the White House knows what happened in Benghazi and who did what to whom.

Benghazi is an Obama scandal and Hillary should assist Congress as much as possible. A few leaks from HillaryLand should be sprinkled over the next few months, and especially in September when Congress comes back from recess. We also would not mind if hearings on Benghazi took place during next year’s election campaigns.

The most important lesson for everyone is that we are in Borgia Italy not 21st century America. That means, Hillary, that you should watch your back. There are knives behind those tapestries.

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#NSA #ACLU #IRS #Immigration #Taksim #DOJ – Does That Star Spangled Banner Yet Wave Over The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave?

Update: MoonOnPluto in our comments section reports from Turkey. In one of his earlier comments MoonOnPluto writes:

“its becoming increasingly hard to communicate by internet here…..The state is being clever…they have not turned off the internet, they have slowed it to such a crawl that it has barely able to post (that way they can say they did not turn it off), you cannot watch videos, streaming is impossible…Facebook and Twitter is all but impossible in the cities of Istanbul and Ankara, it has I have been informed been turned off completely in the taksim area of istanbul and other likely protest areas (which i must add is home to all the major foreign hotels like Hilton, Marriot, Intercontinental). Hotels i believe have been told at present once those rooms empty near Gezi, not to relet them until authorised by the Govt. I am barely online here in SW Turkey, hence you understand how hard it is to get news to you. I am worried because some of the sources i have heard from have suddenly gone silent on FB. One friend in particular has not been heard from since Monday and she was posting regularly.

There is only one station here brave enough to show whats going on and that is a station called HALK TV, it seems to be the only one not controlled by the authorities. There have been various fake protestors infilitrated to create trouble.”

There’s more at that comment to read and more on the developments in Turkey from MoonOnPluto. Some of the people of Turkey are fighting their government to recapture and retain their dwindling liberties.

Americans who once could proudly proclaim this the “land of the free” today are embarrassed and threatened yet again. Why? Check this out from Peter King: Let’s prosecute reporters who publish leaks, too:

Er, sure, let’s prosecute reporters for all of the leaks they publish.  Except for the ones we want published, though … right? Both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue leak information to reporters (and bloggers, for that matter) all the time.  Most of it isn’t classified, but it if it wasn’t at least sensitive, it wouldn’t need to be leaked.  It would end up in a press release that few bother to read at all.

We now know what part of the divide, which we write about below, Peter King falls into.

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The question in our title quotes the very last sentence of our national anthem. It is the question that divides America today. It is the question that everyone must answer. It is the question that echoes from Benjamin Franklin – Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

At this hour, on multiple battlefronts, what is at stake is government of the people, by the people and for the people. How we divide on the essential question of the day mostly scrambles the party line divisions. The side which prevails will determine if we remain a defiant and free people or if we surrender our liberties.

We are either going to fight back against the national security state which tramples on the Bill of Rights or we will see the democratic twilight’s last gleaming.

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We’ve been watching as Barack Obama supporters stay true to their Stalinist roots and applaud positions they used to denounce under a different president and a different candidate for the nomination. The cult of personality is strong with that cohort.

We’re also watching as Republicans/conservatives who should have learned after these past few years to distrust the national security state revert to form and denounce the information providers and applaud overwhelming government power. The very same people who have watched Barack Obama subvert the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, then hide behind the Fifth Amendment now turn their back on the God given majesty of the individual American into whose home the king may not enter without force of constitutional law.

Barack Obama’s cult of personality is gleeful today citing the latest PEW poll in which a majority of Americans support the NSA programs if they help catch terrorists. Benjamin Franklin, can you hear us now? To their everlasting shame, it is Obama Dimocrats who bring about those majority results by completely changing their opposition to such oppression under George W. Bush to support for these obaminations under their cult of personality leader.

Hillary Clinton you better be paying attention. This is a make or break issue for many of us and in the primaries this will not go away.




Battle lines are being drawn. Which side are you on:

“The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its “dragnet” collection of logs of domestic phone calls, contending that the once-secret program — whose existence was exposed by a former National Security Agency contractor last week — is illegal and asking a judge to both stop it and order the records purged. [snip]

The program “gives the government a comprehensive record of our associations and public movements, revealing a wealth of detail about our familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations,” the complaint says, adding that it “is likely to have a chilling effect on whistle-blowers and others who would otherwise contact” the A.C.L.U. for legal assistance. [snip]

The program “gives the government a comprehensive record of our associations and public movements, revealing a wealth of detail about our familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations,” the complaint says, adding that it “is likely to have a chilling effect on whistle-blowers and others who would otherwise contact” the A.C.L.U. for legal assistance. [snip]

The government has now declassified the existence of the program on domestic call record “metadata.” And the A.C.L.U. itself is a customer of Verizon Business Network Services — the subsidiary of Verizon Communications that was the recipient of a leaked secret court order for all its domestic calling records — which it says gives it direct standing to bring the lawsuit.

We’ll stand with the ACLU on this one. While we understand that some, such as John McCain, are honorable in their beliefs that the war on terrorism requires what George W. Bush did and what hypocrite Barack H. Obama is doing much worse, we believe that our side of the divide is the correct side to be in. We too want to oppose terrorism and fight the terrorists but we will not support a destruction of our rights for a false security.

While some of those who are consistent in their support for security over liberty are honorable, we are revolted by the latest from Lindsey Graham: Sure, I’d support censoring your mail if it was necessary to counterterrorism. Add to this today’s statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“Such methods are in demand. But you can’t just listen to the phone call in Russia; you need a special order from court. This is how this should be done in civilized society while tackling terrorism with the use of any technical means. If it is in the framework of the law, then it’s ok. If not it is unacceptable,” Putin said answering the question of RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. Commenting on Obama’s statement that “You can’t have 100 per cent security and 100 per cent privacy,” Putin disagreed, saying it is possible if done within the law.

We have fallen far when the Russian President lectures an American President about the rule of law; the Russian President sounds more like Benjamin Franklin and the American President sounds more like Stalin.

The war on terrorism must be fought by fighting the terrorists not violating the rights of American citizens. The politically correct will have the government search everyone instead of targeting those whose profiles fit terrorist profiles. To fight the war on terror do not infringe on the rights of Americans. Instead search those who are likely to commit terrorism. Stop subverting the rights of Americans and start killing Muslim killers. Do not target Methodist grandmas, target young male Muslims whose license plates are “terrorista #1” and Muslim men in the American military who shout paeans to Allah while killing Americans in Fort Hood.

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In order to escape the Hydra head of scandals that are slowly turning him into stone, Barack Obama will fly to Berlin, Germany next week. Barack Obama thought he could go back to Berlin and bathe once again in adulation instead of hecklers. But now this might all go badly.

European leaders are horrified at what has been revealed. If German citizens decide to protest against Barack Obama at the Brandenburg Gate our humiliation will be complete. First a Russian President lectures a corrupt American President. Then possibly German citizens protesting what American citizens should be protesting. Americans should be at the barricades hanging from lampposts the priests of the Cult of Obama who dare to sacrifice our Bill of Rights for a false security god.

At the beginning of this year we published a series of articles under the title “Unravel”. Our Unravel #4 was Egypt – Why Won’t Obama Demand Morsi Resign? We now ask the same question about Turkish Islamist dictator wannabee Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish citizens are fighting against Erdogan in the streets.

Our own MoonOnPluto writes from Turkey:

“Hi…Yes I am still in Turkey until Sunday, I am currently in the south western tip, there are still regular protests but what is going on in the big cities is nothing short of state sponsored terror and violence and flagrant intimidation, abuse and assault against peaceful protestors.

they need help and support and the turkish media is doing its best to ignore it under fear from the ruling party…this is not a democratic country anymore like it was under Ataturk ideals.”

Turkey’s citizens are fighting for their freedom. American citizens make excuses to surrender ours.

Earlier MoonOnPLuto posted a cri de coeur from friends in Ankara:

”Dear friends, currently the mainstream global media is keeping an eye on Taksim, Istanbul. Thus, the police forces have backed off and they have remarkably scaled down the number of attacks against the protesters. However, in the meantime the police terror in Ankara as it is now is on a much larger scale compared to the very beginning of Istanbul attacks. Tear gas is relentlessly being thrown inside apartments, people are suppressed by plastic bullets, illegal custody and physical assault. Things have escalated quickly and the scale of these attacks are rapidly increasing. We need to make benefit of social media once again to show the world what’s going on in Ankara right now. Here is a message from the people of Ankara: ”We have supported the protesters of Istanbul from the beginning, and now it is your turn to support us and the rest of Turkey. This resistance is clearly not limited to Istanbul, it has taken over all of the country. The festive atmosphere in Istanbul is just a trick to fool global media and soothe off the masses, yet nothing has been accomplished yet and things have just started actually.”

Today the government began its assault on Takim Square. Turkish citizens are resisting. In America the government continues its assault on individual rights and Obama supporters and others applaud.

Everyday the American people witness new scandals and abuses. Yesterday two new ones reared up. The IRS attack on political opponents using the full power of the state continues and Obama apologists continue to deny to themselves that something very wrong has happened to their hope and change.

The Department of Justice too continues its assaults against the Constitution. Excuses are made by Obama apologists here too.

The Benghazi scandal still remains without answers because the government cover up continues. American citizens sit back and watch their TV entertainments as Obama and others continue to lie to them.

And today the immigration “reform” bill continued its deceptive climb up Mount Doom. The embodiment of corruption called Barack Obama continued to fear monger and divide, “So in the weeks to come, you’ll hear some opponents of immigration reform try to gin up fear and create division and spread the same old rumors and untruths that we’ve heard before.” American citizens gulled by years of corruption and misinformation or outright deception bumped into walls.

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For all that is wrong we do not counsel despair. We side with those that will fight for a new birth of freedom. These scandal floods are rousing the American people like a splash of cold water on a napping millennial. Historically the American giant slumbers and is slow to awaken but when the eyes open and the body rises, tyrants fall.

During the Federal Convention in Philadelphia there was a chair reserved for George Washington. The chair was decorated with a half sun motif. Benjamin Franklin is reputed to have said: “I have often looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I… know that it is a rising…sun.

It is a rising sun. The American people are waking up.

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Update: There are some who question our contention that Snowden should have released his information to the American voter before the 2012 election. We respond in this comment HERE and in subsequent remarks in the comments section of this article.

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We are really tired and disgusted with the “look! a squirrel” crowd. This morning (at 3:11 a.m.) Mickey Kaus shouted “look! a squirrel” and proved how stupid this “squirrel” stupidity is.

Kaus wrote “the NSA Squirrel” to argue that this latest Obama scandal NSA version is a distraction concocted by the White House to sneak through immigration reform. An astute comment to the Kaus “squirrel” foolishness deserves attention and publishing every time someone shouts “Look! a squirrel”:

“Exactly. Mickey’s concern is the immigration bill, so the NSA scandal seems like a distraction, and so it looks like it may have been exposed as a distraction. Similarly, some people who think Benghazi is the biggest scandal think the NSA and IRS scandals are happening to distract people from Benghazi.

But containing a wildfire with a backfire makes no sense if the backfire is bigger than the wildfire and burns out of control. Many people are willing to see Benghazi as just a tragic but distant screwup, but everybody deals with the IRS and expects it to be apolitical, and everybody resents being snooped on by the NSA. Sure, the NSA scandal takes the focus off the immigration bill, but the cumulative weight of these scandals makes the administration look some combination of incompetent and evil, which lessens support for anything the administration wants.”

That is exactly correct. We also applaud the writer for recognizing that you can be “incompetent and evil” at the same time. That’s why we call Barack Obama a “treacherous Boob“. We recognize that “Obama cannot be trusted” but that also Obama is a clown constantly stepping on his big feet, or over his Dumbo sized floppy ears. Barack Obama is a treacherous Boob and these Hydra scandals are not “squirrels”.

The utter stupidity of the “squirrel” hunters generally and Kaus when he is squirrel hunting in particular came late today as the “leaker” of the NSA scandal uncloaked himself in an interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.

The NSA leaker is Edward Snowden and this is not an Obama “squirrel” operation. No doubt certain “squirrel” hunters will now say this is truly a super secret cover operation, an even more super clever Obama “uber-squirrel” three dimensional chess operation, and somehow link Hong Kong to this new brilliant Barack Obama genius ploy. Sorry we ain’t buying that sack of nuts to feed to the squirrels we see in the park.

The “squirrel” hunters are fools. The eruption of scandals such as the NSA one is not a squirrel army unleashed by the White House to hide something else even more gruesome – even as we are sure there are many more Obama White House Horrors to disclose:

“Edward Snowden: I mistakenly believed in Obama’s promises

Edward Snowden, the self-revealed whistle-blower at the National Security Agency, explains that part of the reason he decided to come forward was because President Obama did not roll back the surveillance measures put into place by the Bush Administration.

A lot of people in 2008 voted for Obama. I did not vote for him. I voted for a third party,” Snowden said in an interview with the Guardian. “But I believed in Obama’s promises. I was going to disclose it [but waited because of his election]. He continued with the policies of his predecessor.”

Snowden acknowledged that he watched Obama struggle as he attempted to justify the surveillance programs during his press conference on Friday.

“My immediate reaction was he was having difficulty in defending it himself,” Snowden said about Obama. “He was trying to defend the unjustifiable and he knew it.”

Snowden referred to a “grassroots movement” planning to take to the streets on July 4 in defense of the Fourth Amendment. The movement is called “Restore The Fourth Amendment,” and grew out of the Reddit community.

“I have been surprised and pleased to see the public has reacted so strongly in defence of these rights that are being suppressed in the name of security,” Snowden said in the interview.”

Follow our thinking while we explain why we are pleased Snowden released the information he gave to the Guardian but Snowden is NOT A HERO.

Snowden contributed and voted for Ron Paul for president. That Reddit “community” is chock full of nuts in love with Barack Obama and the Occupy Wall Street loons. That’s all fine. We believe in broad coalitions on issues like this and we encourage a strong response against what the American government is up to in this PRISM corruption. Indeed we previously wrote:

“On civil liberties, freedom, liberty, and the Constitution things just got a whole lot worse. The latest scandals are dangerous and worthy of revolutionary uprising.”

We get it. Snowden did good when he released this type of information. We also appreciate that he understands that the hammer is going to come down on his head and he is willing to pay the price for his act of civil disobedience. We worry for the family and friends he cares about but that through his actions he has exposed to danger.

We get it. But Snowden must be condemned for the most disgusting quote of the many disgusting quotes of the day which include those from Obama supporters who now defend Obama even as they condemned George W. Bush for doing less of the same types of outrages.

Listen to this phony who says he wanted to start a discussion on the issues he cares about:



Glenn Beck and Daniel Ellsberg are hailing Snowden as a “real hero”, the “hero” they have each “been waiting for”:

“I think I have just read about the man for which I have waited.Earmarks of a real hero. guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun…
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) June 9, 2013

I was just with Dan Ellsberg as he learned out about Edward Snowden. He called Snowden a hero, said he’s been waiting for him for 40 years.
— Trevor Timm (@trevortimm) June 9, 2013

We don’t think Edward Snowden is a hero. Snowden says that he released the NSA information because:

“When you’re in positions of privileged access like a systems administrator for the sort of intelligence community agencies, you’re exposed to a lot more information on a broader scale then the average employee and because of that you see things that may be disturbing but over the course of a normal person’s career you’d only see one or two of these instances. When you see everything you see them on a more frequent basis and you recognize that some of these things are actually abuses. And when you talk to people about them in a place like this where this is the normal state of business people tend not to take them very seriously and move on from them.”

“But over time that awareness of wrongdoing sort of builds up and you feel compelled to talk about. And the more you talk about the more you’re ignored. The more you’re told its not a problem until eventually you realize that these things need to be determined by the public and not by somebody who was simply hired by the government.

Daniel Ellsberg when he released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times stated that there is a mindset in elite institutions dealing with intelligence matters that they know more than the general public and are wiser than the general public. Ellsberg stated that at some point however he realized this elitism was wrong and that the public needed to know what was happening. Ellsberg quoted the great Declaration as his motivation, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

So we find ourselves today, applauding Snowden for releasing the PRISM information but angry at him for his elite world view. Snowden could have released all his information in 2012 during the election and had the public discussion he now says he wants. But he sought to protect Barack Obama first.

Snowden held back the truth because he thought he knew better than the American people. We doubt that he withheld this information in order to see if Mitt Romney would win. Snowden chose to protect Barack Obama instead of telling the American people the truth at a time when it would have mattered. We’ve seen this Obama protection from many before Snowden.

We do not think he is a hero. Snowden should have revealed this information in 2012 after the conventions so that the voters could pass judgment on these abuses of constitutional government

But Snowden protected Obama over his own principles. We applaud what Snowden did but we condemn him for protecting Barack Obama instead of providing the truth to American voters.

As much as we are pleased that this hideous governmental overreach has been exposed by Snowden we condemn him for putting his judgment over the American voter. And by the way if he “believed” Barack Obama as he states, he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

The squirrel hunters are not the brightest either. All the scandals matter and all the scandals must be investigated and prosecuted.

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Update II: Is this the music for Obama Dimocrats PRISM spy scandal? It certainly fits lovelorn Big Media as it sings to the object of adulation – Barack:



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Update: In California today the Peking Duck is meeting with the Lame Duck on of all things “cyber-security”. Maybe China will fight for our freedoms? But forget the ducks. We want to know what came first in this chicken or the egg story:

“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. “That’s going to be very, very powerful,” Waters said. “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”

Did the NSA in any way help Obama CREEP in 2012? What did Google know and when did Google know it? The denials from internet companies and the Obama government are increasingly revealed as lies if we are to believe the latest report from Britain’s The Guardian: PRISM “collection directly from the servers”. What did Obama and his allies at Google know and when did he and they know it? Inquiring minds want to know.

National security matters but terrorist attacks in this country have been thwarted by regular citizens like those former Vietnam War guys in Times Square who alerted the police (which mostly stood by oblivious to the threat while collecting their pay). Ditto the Boston Bombing and the Muslim Tsarnaev Killers – PRISM did not help catch the killers.

This NSA scandal is like the national gun registry we continue to hear derided as a “conspiracy theory”. In this case however we are all in the registry for crimes to be determined in the future.

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On November 13, 2008 we wrote the article that can be found at the top of the left hand column of this website. That November 13, 2008 article is titled Obama Is The Third Bush Term. Our critique in that article included Obama’s promise to oppose FISA (indeed Obama promised to lead a filibuster against FISA) legislation during the presidential campaign but once the nomination was assured Obama voted FOR FISA.


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We followed that Obama Is The Third Bush Term article with one titled Obama Is The Third Bush Term, Part II Guantanamo. We wrote, “The third George W. Bush term – starring Barack W. Obama – will be just as exciting, more corrupt, inept, dangerous and debilitating.” We pointed out Obama’s history of lies on this issue and that no facts or political realities had changed once he became president. Obama flim flammed on this issue and the corrupt left and the corrupt Dimocratic Party went along with the lies.

We wrote Obama Is The Third Bush Term, Part III – The Day The Planes Hit:

“It is well past time for Republicans to recognize how they hurt the country when they abandoned their alleged principles with unwavering support of irresponsible, if not criminal, George W. Bush policies and begin to intelligently oppose Barack Obama.

Democrats, Dimocrats, and Republican must realize the essential facts about Obama: (1) Obama is a flim-flam man; (2) Obama is a confidence artist who only cares about his advancement; (3) Obama race-baited his way, with help from powerful Dimocrats like Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kennedy/Kerry to the Democratic nomination; (4) It was only disgust with George W. Bush and the massive economic crisis during the last month of the election that allowed Obama to overcome John McCain’s lead; (5) Obama employs distraction as a key weapon to forswear responsibility; (6) Obama never takes responsiblity. Further, Democrats, Dimocrats, and Republicans must realize that

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

We were able to write what was apparent to anyone not willfully shutting their eyes because we stuck to our principles, not our party in 2008. If America is to survive Barack H. Obama it will do so only if principled Independents, principled Republicans and the few remaining principled Democrats and Dimocrats unite to oppose Barack H. Obama and drive him and his Chicago hoods from office.

It won’t be easy to stick to principles. We know. We’ve lost a lot of friends and a lot of opportunities for speaking out and opposing Barack Obama.


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In January 2009 we posted five pictures of Obama morphing into George W. Bush on the lower right column of this website. Some of our commenters protested and asked we take the pictures down. Other commenters voted to keep the pictures up. The protests were mostly for esthetic reasons. Most of our commenters understood that Obama flim flammed and lied and that he was Bush without the decency.

By January 2009 it was apparent that Barack H. Obama was Barack W. Obama. Even one Big Media outlet in June 2009 admitted as much:

“In stark legal turnaround, Obama now resembles Bush

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is morphing into George W. Bush, as administration attorneys repeatedly adopt the executive-authority and national-security rationales that their Republican predecessors preferred.

In courtroom battles and freedom-of-information fights from Washington, D.C., to California, Obama’s legal arguments repeatedly mirror Bush’s: White House turf is to be protected, secrets must be retained and dire warnings are wielded as weapons.

“It’s putting up a veritable wall around the White House, and it’s so at odds with Obama’s campaign commitment to more open government,” said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a legal watchdog group.”

Of course we now realize our morph pictures and “Obama is the third Bush term” messaging is unfair – to George W. Bush. As detestable as we at the time found George W. Bush to be we have to admit there was a degree of integrity and honesty to what he said that is entirely missing in anything Barack Obama says/reads/writes.

George W. Bush took responsibility and called himself the “decider” whereas Barack Obama seeks to blame someone (often George W. Bush) else or as on his recent drone speech pretends he is not in charge. Obama’s “this is not who we are” platitudes on drones or forced feedings are substitutes for not stopping policies which he has the authority to stop.

Much of the left and those that used to be part of what was once known as the Democratic Party continue to make excuses for Barack Obama. Sure, recently some noise has been made to protest. Huff n’ Puff after years of shilling for Barack Obama today even posted the morph picture we have featured since January 2009. Five years too late.


Obama Is The Third Bush Term

Likewise Ron Fournier, formerly of AP roused himself to state “. Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House: They’re Spying on Us The “Bush-Obama era” will be long remembered for curbing the Constitution“. At Politico, which has quarterbacked for Obama for years the realization hit that we are in ‘Bush’s 4th term’.

The New York Times continues to weasel. At first the useless birdcage liner declared that “The administration“, not Barack Obama but “The administration”, has “lost all credibility.” Later “on this issue” was added to further weaken the condemnation. It was even worse on other Big Media sites.

William Saletan at Slate declared the latest scandal to be much ado about nothing. Hypocrite Saletan shrugged his shoulders and declared “telephony metadata” was nothing to get worked up over. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker explains why metadata is so dangerous for the government to have:

“The gist of the defense was that, in contrast to what took place under the Bush Administration, this form of secret domestic surveillance was legitimate because Congress had authorized it, and the judicial branch had ratified it, and the actual words spoken by one American to another were still private. So how bad could it be?

The answer, according to the mathematician and former Sun Microsystems engineer Susan Landau, whom I interviewed while reporting on the plight of the former N.S.A. whistleblower Thomas Drake and who is also the author of “Surveillance or Security?,” is that it’s worse than many might think.

“The public doesn’t understand,” she told me, speaking about so-called metadata. “It’s much more intrusive than content.” She explained that the government can learn immense amounts of proprietary information by studying “who you call, and who they call. If you can track that, you know exactly what is happening—you don’t need the content.”

For example, she said, in the world of business, a pattern of phone calls from key executives can reveal impending corporate takeovers. Personal phone calls can also reveal sensitive medical information: “You can see a call to a gynecologist, and then a call to an oncologist, and then a call to close family members.” And information from cell-phone towers can reveal the caller’s location. Metadata, she pointed out, can be so revelatory about whom reporters talk to in order to get sensitive stories that it can make more traditional tools in leak investigations, like search warrants and subpoenas, look quaint. “You can see the sources,” she said. When the F.B.I. obtains such records from news agencies, the Attorney General is required to sign off on each invasion of privacy. When the N.S.A. sweeps up millions of records a minute, it’s unclear if any such brakes are applied.

Metadata, Landau noted, can also reveal sensitive political information, showing, for instance, if opposition leaders are meeting, who is involved, where they gather, and for how long. Such data can reveal, too, who is romantically involved with whom, by tracking the locations of cell phones at night. [snip]

Binney, who considered himself a conservative, feared that the N.S.A.’s data-mining program was so extensive that it could help “create an Orwellian state.”

As he told me at the time, wiretap surveillance requires trained human operators, but data mining is an automated process, which means that the entire country can be watched. Conceivably, the government could “monitor the Tea Party, or reporters, whatever group or organization you want to target,” he said. “It’s exactly what the Founding Fathers never wanted.”


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It’s not enough to be upset or outraged over this latest scandal. One “progressive” thinks protest squeaks need to be emitted:

“We have arrived at a defining moment for the progressive movement in this nation.

The New York Times editorial board, which has generally given this president a lot of leeway throughout his career, wrote a scathing denunciation Friday of the Obama administration’s use of data mining, claiming that “the administration has now lost all credibility” on the issue of balancing civil rights with national security.

Every progressive with even a shred of moral consistency should side with the New York Times against the White House.

The events of the past month – from the Associated Press subpoena to the James Rosen search warrant to the revelation that our government has been indiscriminately collecting phone records data – have forced liberals to make a choice between complacency and outrage, between keeping silent because one of our own is in the White House and calling him out on betraying the principles for which we have fought for so long.

Consistency has never been the fiber of political discourse but it is nonetheless a vital ingredient of credibility.

Progressives rightly denounced the overreach of the Bush administration when it came to abuses of the Patriot Act. We should just as strongly denounce the expansion of those abuses by this administration.

Many of us did not buy the previous administration’s excuse that overreaching infringement upon the civil rights of ordinary Americans was a necessary step in keeping those same ordinary Americans safe. We should not buy it from this administration now, simply because this president is ostensibly one of us. [snip]

Progressives should stand with the Times on this. Otherwise, we are just rooting for the name on the jersey, and not for the values that the jersey represents.”

That “denunciation” is so weak we can barely rouse a yawn. The “progressives”, which we once fancied ourselves to belong to, had their test in 2007/2008 and failed. There’s not much value in these diluted protests even though Barack Obama cannot be happy to see these clowns pouting and weeping.

For those that think we are looking a gift horse in the mouth consider this:

“The National Security Agency pushed for the government to “rethink” the Fourth Amendment when it argued in a classified memo that it needed new authorities and capabilities for the information age.

The 2001 memo, later declassified and posted online by George Washington University’s National Security Archive, makes a case to the incoming George W. Bush administration that the NSA needs new authorities and technology to adapt to the Internet era. [snip]

Americans learned about one upshot of NSA’s philosophy this week when Washington acknowledged two of its subsequent surveillance programs: One that tracks the phone records of millions of Americans and one that accesses the servers of several major Internet companies, including Facebook, Google and Apple. The revelations were first reported by Britain’s Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post. [snip]

NSA’s phone-tracking program and its PRISM Internet monitoring program both suggest U.S. officials continue to take to heart NSA’s “rethought” interpretation of the Fourth Amendment. Rather than tracking only Americans suspected of crimes or involved with terrorism, since 2006 NSA has collected the records of everyone, then returned to a secret federal court to get authorization to target specific individuals more closely.

President Barack Obama defended the surveillance on Friday on his visit to California to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.”

So according to Obama: If you can’t trust government to follow the Constitution while spying, we’re going to have some problems. The problem is that the Constitution is not a hindrance to these gangsters from Chicago.


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Barack Obama and his gang of Chicago hoods have attacked the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Tenth Amendment and hidden behind the Fifth Amendment.

Barack Obama and his Chicago hoods cannot be trusted. They are a threat to the Constitution:

“The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.

The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. [snip]

PRISM was launched from the ashes of President George W. Bush’s secret program of warrantless domestic surveillance in 2007, after news media disclosures, lawsuits and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court forced the president to look for new authority.

Congress obliged with the Protect America Act in 2007 and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which immunized private companies that cooperated voluntarily with U.S. intelligence collection. PRISM recruited its first partner, Microsoft, and began six years of rapidly growing data collection beneath the surface of a roiling national debate on surveillance and privacy. Late last year, when critics in Congress sought changes in the FISA Amendments Act, the only lawmakers who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues. [snip]

Firsthand experience with these systems, and horror at their capabilities, is what drove a career intelligence officer to provide PowerPoint slides about PRISM and supporting materials to The Washington Post in order to expose what he believes to be a gross intrusion on privacy. “They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,” the officer said.”

What we have learned recently is that the IRS cannot be trusted. Not only did the IRS target political viewpoints for abuse, the IRS also provided names of donors to political organizations to the opponents of those organizations. Now we are told to trust the NSA.

This is not time to trust and verify. It is time to investigate and impeach. These recently uncovered Obama scandals (none by American Big Media) are a signal of the deep corruption that has moved from Chicago to the nation’s capital.

We concluded our previous article by stating, If you think things are bad now, on the economy and foreign policy, they are about to get worse. On civil liberties, freedom, liberty, and the Constitution things just got a whole lot worse. The latest scandals are dangerous and worthy of revolutionary uprising.

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